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What you need to know about virus variants

Sometimes it can feel overwhelming to sort through all the information we come across. The Delta variant continues to be in the headlines, but other variants are also in the news as well.

Learn more and get answers to common questions about variants on the Oregon Vaccine News blog.

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Outdoor mask mandate issued for most public outdoor settings
All Oregonians age 12 and older eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccine
Additional dose of vaccine recommended for certain individuals

 Situation in Oregon



Updated 9/20/2021 with data from 12:01 am (updated Monday - Friday)*
Total cases 313,161
Total deaths 3,594
Positive tests 433,892
Negative tests 6,294,414
Total tests 6,728,306

County Cases1 Deaths2
Baker 1744 21
Benton 4619 27
Clackamas 26570 271
Clatsop 2117 25
Columbia 3242 37
Coos 4120 69
Crook 2123 38
Curry 1668 17
Deschutes 16623 102
Douglas 10712 188
Gilliam 137 4
Grant 755 8
Harney 789 16
Hood River 1630 35
Jackson 20977 257
Jefferson 3137 46
Josephine 8659 165
Klamath 6434 91
Lake 676 8
Lane 23989 246
Lincoln 2763 30
Linn 10468 86
Malheur 4794 67
Marion 32577 393
Morrow 1679 21
Multnomah 51245 642
Polk 6235 70
Sherman 128 3
Tillamook 1815 23
Umatilla 12602 125
Union 2727 37
Wallowa 508 11
Wasco 2390 39
Washington 34995 276
Wheeler 65 1
Yamhill 7449 99
Total 313161 3594
Age group Cases1 Percent Ever hospitalized4 Deaths2
0 to 9 17766 6% 194 2
10 to 19 37029 12% 296 3
20 to 29 63553 20% 1038 21
30 to 39 55308 18% 1410 42
40 to 49 47204 15% 1874 114
50 to 59 39261 13% 2741 283
60 to 69 27139 9% 3417 589
70 to 79 15613 5% 3263 884
80 and over 9791 3% 2833 1656
Not available 497 0% 4 0
Total 313161 100% 17070 3594
Sex Cases1 Percent Deaths2 Percent
Female 158412 51% 1632 45%
Male 149809 48% 1950 54%
Non-binary 33 0% 0 0%
Not available 4907 2% 12 0%
Total 313161 100% 3594 100%
Hospitalized4 Cases1 Percent
Yes 17070 5%
No 180207 58%
Not provided 115884 37%
Total 313161 100%

For hospital capacity data: Please see our daily COVID-19 update and Hospital Capacity dashboard.

For data on testing at the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory: Please see our daily COVID-19 update.

1This includes cases confirmed by diagnostic testing and presumptive cases. Presumptive cases are people without a positive diagnostic test who have COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a laboratory confirmed case. Antibody test results are not included in our data. County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

2For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

3This includes cases who test negative and are not epi-linked to a confirmed case.

4Ever hospitalized, if available, as reported to OPERA. OPERA is the state of Oregon's electronic disease surveillance system for COVID-19. Cases are considered hospitalized if they were ever admitted to the hospital for inpatient care during the their COVID-19 illness. Cases who were examined in but not admitted to a hospital may be incorrectly classified as hospitalized until interview and medical record review are complete, leading to fluctuations in the number of hospitalized COVID-19 cases.

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 Weekly Data Report

A closer look at COVID-19 risk factors, symptoms, severity, demographics and test positivity.

 Weekly Data Report

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Breakthrough Cases Report

A vaccine breakthrough cases is when a person has a positive COVID-19 test result at least 14 days after the completion of any COVID-19 vaccine series.

 Breakthrough Cases Report

County COVID-19 Community Transmission

These weekly case and testing data track the level of community transmission in Oregon counties. Details on how the level of community transmission is determined can be found here.

 County COVID-19 Community Transmission

 Epidemic Trends and Projections

These projections are for planning and are updated every three weeks based on Rainier modeling software. 

Epidemic Trends

Race, Ethnicity, Language and Disability Report

Details on the race, ethnicity, language and disability (REALD) of reported COVID-19 cases and health care encounters.

 REALD Report

*For updates on weekends or previous data reports, please see our COVID-19 News and Reports page. COVID-19 data are provisional and subject to change with ongoing data reconciliation.

 Statewide Requirements and Recommendations

On June 30, 2021, Governor Kate Brown rescinded Executive Order 20-66 and many other executive orders that directed the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) to issue enforceable guidance for various sectors of the state regarding COVID-19 restrictions.

Entities must continue to follow all applicable federal or state statutes, regulations and rules, and local ordinances.

Child Care Operations  

Isolation and Quarantine Guidance

Ready Schools, Safe Learners

Higher Education

K-12 School Masking Requirement

Visit Vaccination rules for the most current resources.

OHA provides these materials in multiple languages as a part of our equity-centered response to COVID-19. When there are changes, English versions may be updated before the translated versions. Please check the dates in these documents to make sure you have the most current version. If there are differences between English and another language, the English version is the official version.

 Community Resources

Visit our Community Resources page to find a collection of vaccine communication resources, as well as more general information about COVID-19.

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As we face COVID-19 together, it's clear that we are strongest when we are in community, even from a distance. To help keep our communities safe and healthy, OHA's Safe + Strong website provides updates, resources and information in multiple languages. With the right information, we can get through this — together.

Safe + Strong Helpline: 1-800-923-HELP (4357)

Accessibility: For individuals with disabilities or individuals who speak a language other than English, OHA can provide information in alternate formats such as translations, large print, or braille. Contact the Health Information Center at 1-971-673-2411, 711 TTY or

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 Language access: OHA is working to provide original content in languages other than English. Many of the materials in our community resources section are available in multiple languages. OHA is also providing the Google™ Translate option to assist you in reading the OHA website in languages other than English. Google™ Translate cannot translate all types of documents and may not provide an exact translation. Anyone relying on information obtained from Google™ Translate does so at their own risk. OHA does not make any promises, assurances, or guarantees as to the accuracy of the translations provided.

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