Oregon Health Authority | COVID-19 Updates

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On March 8, 2020, Gov. Kate Brown declared a state of emergency to address the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) serves as the lead agency for the public health response. The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates and supports state and local recovery efforts through the Emergency Coordination Center (ECC). 

To slow the spread of COVID-19, Governor Brown issued an Executive Order that Oregonians stay home except for essential needs. Health officials urge social or physical distancing, good hand hygiene and covering coughs.

For general information on COVID-19 in Oregon, call 211. If you are having a medical emergency, call 911.

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COVID-19 News from OHA   Information from Governor Brown  Office of Emergency Management

 Situation in Oregon

COVID-19 data are provisional and subject to change with ongoing data reconciliation.

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Data current as of 4/8/2020, 8:00 a.m. Updated daily.
Total persons tested24,564
Total deaths38

Hood River30203
Age groupCasesEver hospitalizedDeaths*
0 to 192650
20 to 29133160
30 to 39186200
40 to 49233480
50 to 59226551
60 to 69223847
70 to 791295512
80 and over834118
Not available000
Not available50
Not provided103
Hospital Capacity (as reported to OHA by hospitals)AvailableTotal
Adult ICU beds302739
Adult non-ICU beds21756809
Pediatric NICU/PICU beds92198
Pediatric non-ICU beds192287
COVID-19 DetailsCurrently hospitalized COVID-19 patients*Currently hospitalized COVID-19 positive patients**
Current hospitalized COVID-19 patients440156
COVID-19 patients in ICU beds12561
COVID-19 patients on ventilators6758
* Includes both confirmed and suspected COVID-19 patients
** Includes only confirmed positive COVID-19 patients

County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

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

Ever hospitalized, if available. 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.


  1. Because community transmission is occurring in Oregon and recommendations on social or physical distancing are in place, as of March 17, 2020, we no longer report daily counts of persons under monitoring.
  2. Confirmation by CDC of laboratory results from the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory is no longer required; therefore as of March 15, 2020, we no longer note the number of CDC-confirmed cases.
  3. Reporting of travel history is not available for cases reported to OHA by commercial laboratories; therefore as of March 15, 2020, we no longer include information about travel history.
  4. As of March 26, 2020, OHA is releasing a COVID-19 Daily Update (formerly called the Situational Status Report) which is produced jointly with Oregon Office of Emergency Management. It details the overall picture of the COVID-19 response across government agencies.

Updated daily.
Specimens received at OSPHL on 4/7/202097
Test results released by OSPHL on 4/7/202039
Specimens pending at OSPHL as of 8:00 p.m. 4/7/202049
Total persons tested for COVID-19 at OSPHL since 2/28/20202,864
Total persons tested at other laboratories21,700
Total persons tested24,564


  1. As of March 25, 2020, we are including the number of pending test results available from the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory (OSPHL). The OSPHL serves as the first source of testing during an outbreak and as commercial labs come online, OSPHL increases focus on priority testing. Commercial labs have the ability to conduct testing on an industrial scale, but do not report pending results, therefore we only include pending results from OSPHL.

 Governor's Orders and OHA Guidance

 Stay Home, Save Lives

In the effort to slow the spread of COVID-19, we are asking Oregonians around the state to share information on how to stay safe and save lives. 

 Stay Home, Save Lives Resources for Sharing

 Resources for the Community

Guidance for People with Disabilities, Older Adults and People with Underlying Health Conditions


Spread facts, not fear.

Oregon is seeing an increase in incidents of discrimination and harassment related to the COVID-19 virus. It is important that all people, businesses, and other organizations act on facts, not bias or xenophobia. Health officials confirm there are no links between COVID-19 infection and a person’s race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, ability, or national origin. COVID-19 can infect anyone who is exposed to it, and anyone can spread COVID-19.

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In consideration of staffing challenges and health concerns due to COVID-19, Governor Kate Brown announced a statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, April 28.

OHA knows we are asking a lot of Oregonians in order to protect those who are particularly vulnerable to this virus, and there is a lot of fear and anxiety in our communities. Educators are the heart of our schools, which in turn are the heart of our communities. In the wake of COVID-19’s arrival in Oregon, our schools are facing operational and business challenges.

We stand with the governor and our education partners as they make difficult decisions in response to these operational challenges in their school communities.

Resources from Oregon Department of Education

Child Care Resources from Early Learning Division

In partnership with OHA, the Early Learning Division (ELD) has created new tools for addressing concerns in child care around COVID-19.

Resources from Oregon Higher Education

Shelter Guidance

Homeless Camps

COVID-19 Video Series in ASL

#1: What is COVID-19?
#2: How COVID-19 spreads
#3: COVID-19 symptoms
#4: What to do if you are sick
#5: Prevention and treatment for COVID-19
#6: Stigma and COVID-19
#7: What can you do about COVID-19?
#8: What is social or physical distancing?

Note for video #2: OHA recommends that before discontinuing isolation, people be free from fever and cough for at least 72 hours. Negative tests are not required for someone on home isolation. People with confirmed COVID-19 cases will receive specific instructions from their Local Public Health Authority.

 Healthcare Volunteers

Are you a licensed healthcare worker and want to offer your skills to the community during the COVID-19 response? Visit our SERV-OR website and register with the State Managed Volunteer Pool and your local Medical Reserve Corps unit.

 SERV-OR Website   Frequently Asked Questions   Training for Volunteers

 Situation in the U.S. and Globally

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads the U.S. response. The World Health Organization (WHO) guides the global response.

 Information from CDC   Information from WHO   Myth Busters from WHO

Allergies or COVID-19?
How to protect yourself against COVID-19
Lenguage Mam COVID-19
Proper handwashing

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Updated on April 8th, 2020 05:37PM