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Medical and public health experts determine when to recommend a booster

This week, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will consider whether to recommend that individuals who were vaccinated with Johnson & Johnson and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines should get booster doses.

Learn more and get answers to common questions 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
Booster and third doses of Pfizer now recommended for some people

 Situation in Oregon



Updated 10/20/2021 with data from 12:01 am (updated Monday - Friday)*
Total cases 354,681
Total deaths 4,235
Positive tests 486,194
Negative tests 6,871,011
Total tests 7,357,205

County Cases1 Deaths2
Baker 2015 28
Benton 5435 31
Clackamas 29551 307
Clatsop 2432 29
Columbia 3781 43
Coos 4980 94
Crook 2835 46
Curry 1798 25
Deschutes 20066 125
Douglas 12019 243
Gilliam 153 4
Grant 995 13
Harney 1121 26
Hood River 1916 37
Jackson 22911 308
Jefferson 3707 52
Josephine 9334 196
Klamath 7898 116
Lake 918 12
Lane 27511 300
Lincoln 3172 38
Linn 12732 127
Malheur 5595 76
Marion 36621 448
Morrow 1840 23
Multnomah 55528 700
Polk 7299 81
Sherman 150 3
Tillamook 1959 29
Umatilla 14401 146
Union 3173 48
Wallowa 683 12
Wasco 2865 40
Washington 38530 317
Wheeler 112 1
Yamhill 8645 111
Total 354681 4235
Age group Cases1 Percent Ever hospitalized4 Deaths2
0 to 9 21894 6% 218 2
10 to 19 43260 12% 333 3
20 to 29 69752 20% 1137 22
30 to 39 62218 18% 1558 56
40 to 49 52938 15% 2082 154
50 to 59 43879 12% 3045 365
60 to 69 31051 9% 3848 746
70 to 79 18032 5% 3658 1029
80 and over 11043 3% 3135 1858
Not available 614 0% 6 0
Total 354681 100% 19020 4235
Sex Cases1 Percent Deaths2 Percent
Female 179210 51% 1918 45%
Male 169122 48% 2303 54%
Non-binary 34 0% 0 0%
Not available 6315 2% 14 0%
Total 354681 100% 4235 100%
Hospitalized4 Cases1 Percent
Yes 19020 5%
No 197521 56%
Not provided 138140 39%
Total 354681 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

 Printing requests: You can download materials on this page. OHA does not offer paper versions. Please feel free to print whatever you need.

 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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