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.
Situation in Oregon
Daily COVID-19 Update
This update includes daily case and testing numbers, demographics, hospital capacity, and emergency department visits.
|Updated 10/15/2021 with data from 12:01 am (updated Monday - Friday)*|
|Age group||Cases1||Percent||Ever hospitalized4||Deaths2|
|0 to 9||21323||6%||217||2|
|10 to 19||42415||12%||327||3|
|20 to 29||68919||20%||1126||22|
|30 to 39||61264||18%||1539||55|
|40 to 49||52106||15%||2059||150|
|50 to 59||43201||12%||3003||359|
|60 to 69||30459||9%||3795||727|
|70 to 79||17656||5%||3595||1010|
|80 and over||10826||3%||3091||1833|
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.
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.
Epidemic Trends and Projections
These projections are for planning and are updated every three weeks based on Rainier modeling software.
Race, Ethnicity, Language and Disability Report
Details on the race, ethnicity, language and disability (REALD) of reported COVID-19 cases and health care encounters.
*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.
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.
Visit our Community Resources page to find a collection of vaccine communication resources, as well as more general information about COVID-19.
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)
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