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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 9/17/2021 with data from 12:01 am (updated Monday - Friday)*
Total cases 309,841
Total deaths 3,569
Positive tests 429,064
Negative tests 6,247,129
Total tests 6,676,193

County Cases1 Deaths2
Baker 1719 20
Benton 4540 27
Clackamas 26315 270
Clatsop 2102 25
Columbia 3202 37
Coos 4064 69
Crook 2121 37
Curry 1663 17
Deschutes 16401 100
Douglas 10599 185
Gilliam 136 4
Grant 753 8
Harney 771 15
Hood River 1616 35
Jackson 20753 255
Jefferson 3104 46
Josephine 8536 163
Klamath 6378 91
Lake 660 8
Lane 23632 246
Lincoln 2728 29
Linn 10302 85
Malheur 4758 67
Marion 32181 388
Morrow 1666 21
Multnomah 50840 642
Polk 6177 70
Sherman 128 3
Tillamook 1796 23
Umatilla 12552 125
Union 2660 36
Wallowa 501 11
Wasco 2367 39
Washington 34683 272
Wheeler 65 1
Yamhill 7372 99
Total 309841 3569
Age group Cases1 Percent Ever hospitalized4 Deaths2
0 to 9 17448 6% 192 2
10 to 19 36607 12% 293 3
20 to 29 62938 20% 1025 21
30 to 39 54745 18% 1396 42
40 to 49 46747 15% 1853 112
50 to 59 38859 13% 2710 280
60 to 69 26865 9% 3371 582
70 to 79 15445 5% 3225 878
80 and over 9686 3% 2815 1649
Not available 501 0% 4 0
Total 309841 100% 16884 3569
Sex Cases1 Percent Deaths2 Percent
Female 156726 51% 1624 46%
Male 148293 48% 1933 54%
Non-binary 33 0% 0 0%
Not available 4789 2% 12 0%
Total 309841 100% 3569 100%
Hospitalized4 Cases1 Percent
Yes 16884 5%
No 179152 58%
Not provided 113805 37%
Total 309841 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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