Coronavirus in Oregon: 1,900 new cases, eight deaths – OregonLive

The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,900 brand-new cases of COVID-19 across the state, the highest level of brand-new infections seen considering that Sept. 21, and almost three times a few of the typical day-to-day case counts being reported in mid December.The health authority likewise reported eight new deaths Tuesday, as the state started seeing a worrisome uptick in hospitalizations at centers already running near capacity.As in other states, authorities state this brand-new surge is being driven by the extremely infectious omicron variation. Researchers at Oregon Health & & Science University are anticipating a tsunami of cases. And while the new variation is normally believed to result in milder infections, professionals expect a matching rise in hospitalizations that will cause a healthcare facility capability crisis similar to the one healthcare systems around the state experienced this fall.Its uncertain the number of omicron cases have been identified in Oregon. While the state confirmed 13 cases on Dec. 21, the health authority does not provide everyday updates on cases of the brand-new variant.The newest OHSU forecast from recently predicts omicron peaking in the state with more than 1,200 hospitalized clients by early February, a little above the pandemic record set Sept. 1. However hospitalized clients might reach 1,700 if Oregonians dont welcome COVID-19 safety preventative measures, according to the forecast.” The COVID-19 information OHA is reporting today show us that what weve been warning Oregonians about the last numerous weeks is occurring: Omicron is poised to become the states dominant variant and will likely drive a new surge in cases, hospitalizations and, regretfully, deaths,” Dr. Tom Jeanne, deputy state health officer and epidemiologist, said in an emailed declaration on Monday. “Its a plain pointer that the battle against COVID-19 is far from over as brand-new variants quickly take hold, but also that we have the power to reduce their impacts on our state by continuing to utilize tested tools, such as vaccines, masks and face coverings, and physical distancing.” The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Tuesday approximated the omicron variation now represents about 59% of all COVID-19 cases in the country. Thats a substantial reduction from last weeks estimate of 73%, which it modified to 23% of all cases recently. That suggests that the delta variant is still a considerable aspect driving hospitalizations and cases, but that omicron is quickly becoming the dominant strain.The CDC likewise surprised numerous healthcare specialists when it halved its suggested isolation duration for individuals who test positive but show no signs, from 10 to five days.Oregon officials, on the other hand, are still pushing hard on their project to get 1 million booster shots in Oregonians arms by the end of January. Because the guv revealing the effort Dec. 17, an extra 154,197 Oregonians have received one. Thats significant development, but still well below the states objective of providing boosters to 30,000 people a day. Both the University of Oregon and Oregon State University have actually stated they will need trainees and personnel to get booster dosages when they become qualified in the winter season term.The OHA said Tuesday that high-volume vaccination clinics around Oregon continue to supply main and booster COVID-19 vaccines, however harsh weather is impacting some sites. The center at Multnomah Greyhound Park in Wood Village was closed Tuesday, while the Tektronix, Salem and Springfield websites prepared to close 2 hours early, at 5 p.m.The state likewise kept in mind that the Jackson County Expo vaccination site has completely closed, however added that a brand-new indoor website has opened at The Merrick, 200 N. Riverside Ave., Medford. The Redmond Fairgrounds website is also closed today. Since of the weather.Information on the websites and their operating hours can be found here, and the COVID screening center at the Portland Expo Center is closed through Thursday. Where the new cases are by county: Baker (3 ), Benton (30 ), Clackamas (136 ), Clatsop (4 ), Columbia (7 ), Coos (95 ), Crook (23 ), Curry (9 ), Deschutes (182 ), Douglas (22 ), Gilliam (1 ), Grant (16 ), Harney (3 ), Hood River (13 ), Jackson (104 ), Jefferson (8 ), Josephine (32 ), Klamath (40 ), Lake (2 ), Lane (157 ), Lincoln (14 ), Linn (33 ), Malheur (8 ), Marion (257 ), Morrow (5 ), Multnomah (258 ), Polk (73 ), Tillamook (4 ), Umatilla (79 ), Union (8 ), Wallowa (5 ), Wasco (20 ), Washington (217 ), Wheeler (2) and Yamhill (30 ). Deaths: Those who passed away varied in age from 53 to 78: A 74-year-old Josephine County guy evaluated favorable Dec. 19 and died Dec. 26 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.A 74-year-old Jackson County man checked favorable Dec. 11 and died Dec. 26 at Providence Medford Medical Center.A 78-year-old Jackson County female checked positive Dec. 11 and died Dec. 26 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.A 71-year-old Deschutes County guy passed away Nov. 7 at his residence. The death certificate noted COVID-19 as a cause or a substantial condition adding to death.A 66-year-old Clackamas County male tested favorable Dec. 4 and passed away Dec. 26. Location of death is being confirmed.A 68-year-old Marion County male evaluated positive Dec. 2 and passed away Dec. 25 at Salem Hospital.A 53-year-old Linn County female checked favorable Dec. 10 and died Dec. 26 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.A 67-year-old Klamath County lady evaluated favorable Nov. 29 and died Dec. 26 at Sky Lakes Medical Center.Each of those who died had underlying conditions or the presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.Hospitalizations: 398 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized Tuesday, 17 more than Monday. That number consists of 97 in extensive care systems, 3 more than Monday.Vaccines: The state reported 2,308 people receiving first shots considering that Monday.Since it began: Oregon has actually reported 416,020 confirmed or presumed infections and 5,631 deaths, among the least expensive per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has actually reported 6,692,348 vaccine dosages administered, totally immunizing 2,761,515 people and partially immunizing 279,989 people.To see more data and trends, visit https://projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/– Ted Sickinger; tsickinger@oregonian.com; 503-221-8505; @tedsickinger

While the state confirmed 13 cases on Dec. 21, the health authority does not offer daily updates on cases of the new variant.The most current OHSU projection from last week predicts omicron peaking in the state with more than 1,200 hospitalized clients by early February, somewhat above the pandemic record set Sept. 1. Deaths: Those who passed away ranged in age from 53 to 78: A 74-year-old Josephine County male tested favorable Dec. 19 and passed away Dec. 26 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center.A 74-year-old Jackson County male tested positive Dec. 11 and died Dec. 26 at Providence Medford Medical Center.A 78-year-old Jackson County female evaluated positive Dec. 11 and died Dec. 26 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.A 71-year-old Deschutes County guy passed away Nov. 7 at his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 as a cause or a significant condition contributing to death.A 66-year-old Clackamas County guy evaluated favorable Dec. 4 and passed away Dec. 26. Location of death is being confirmed.A 68-year-old Marion County man evaluated positive Dec. 2 and passed away Dec. 25 at Salem Hospital.A 53-year-old Linn County lady tested positive Dec. 10 and died Dec. 26 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.A 67-year-old Klamath County female evaluated favorable Nov. 29 and died Dec. 26 at Sky Lakes Medical Center.Each of those who passed away had underlying conditions or the existence of hidden conditions is being confirmed.Hospitalizations: 398 individuals with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized Tuesday, 17 more than Monday.