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 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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 Situation in Oregon

As of 3/28/2020, 9:30 a.m. Updated daily.
Positive479
Negative9,693
Total persons tested10,172
Total deaths13

CountyPositiveDeaths*Negative
Baker007
Benton80283
Clackamas362870
Clatsop3077
Columbia10108
Coos00119
Crook007
Curry0032
Deschutes200165
Douglas40154
Gilliam004
Grant101
Harney0021
Hood River10100
Jackson801076
Jefferson0011
Josephine50114
Klamath2084
Lake0013
Lane91454
Lincoln1058
Linn321573
Malheur0028
Marion943862
Morrow1020
Multnomah8122430
Polk110202
Sherman002
Tillamook1040
Umatilla40102
Union1019
Wallowa003
Wasco2066
Washington14031286
Wheeler001
Yamhill131301
Total479139693
Age groupCasesEver hospitalizedDeaths*
0 to 191000
20 to 293930
30 to 396050
40 to 4995210
50 to 5991160
60 to 6992333
70 to 7949235
80 and over42165
Not available1--
Total47911713
SexCasesDeaths*
Female2607
Male2146
Not available5-
Total47913
HospitalizedCases
Yes117
No266
Not provided96
Total479
Hospital CapacityNumber
Available adult ICU beds283
Available adult non-ICU beds2099
Available pediatric beds189
Available pediatric ICU beds68
Available ventilators746
COVID-19 admissions107
COVID-19 patients on ventilators31

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.

Notes:

  1. Because community transmission is occurring in Oregon and recommendations on social 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 the daily 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 3/27/202081
Test results released by OSPHL on 3/27/202087
Specimens pending at OSPHL as of 8:30 p.m. 3/27/202039
Total persons tested for COVID-19 at OSPHL since 2/28/20202,002
Total persons tested at other laboratories8,170
Total persons tested10,172

Notes:

  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.



 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




 Governor's Orders and OHA Guidance



 Resources for the Community



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




 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



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Updated on March 29th, 2020 08:55AM