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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 10/18/2021 with data from 12:01 am (updated Monday - Friday)*
Total cases 352,026
Total deaths 4,185
Positive tests 483,223
Negative tests 6,834,605
Total tests 7,317,828

County Cases1 Deaths2
Baker 1992 28
Benton 5376 30
Clackamas 29350 304
Clatsop 2407 29
Columbia 3757 43
Coos 4925 93
Crook 2776 46
Curry 1787 23
Deschutes 19886 124
Douglas 11918 241
Gilliam 149 4
Grant 980 12
Harney 1102 25
Hood River 1901 37
Jackson 22783 304
Jefferson 3663 51
Josephine 9292 195
Klamath 7765 111
Lake 897 11
Lane 27309 299
Lincoln 3133 38
Linn 12617 120
Malheur 5527 74
Marion 36352 445
Morrow 1830 23
Multnomah 55306 692
Polk 7196 80
Sherman 146 3
Tillamook 1949 29
Umatilla 14286 144
Union 3162 47
Wallowa 673 12
Wasco 2826 40
Washington 38321 316
Wheeler 103 1
Yamhill 8584 111
Total 352026 4185
Age group Cases1 Percent Ever hospitalized4 Deaths2
0 to 9 21635 6% 219 2
10 to 19 42861 12% 328 3
20 to 29 69405 20% 1126 22
30 to 39 61790 18% 1542 55
40 to 49 52565 15% 2066 151
50 to 59 43572 12% 3010 361
60 to 69 30793 9% 3813 737
70 to 79 17872 5% 3617 1015
80 and over 10929 3% 3110 1839
Not available 604 0% 6 0
Total 352026 100% 18837 4185
Sex Cases1 Percent Deaths2 Percent
Female 177904 51% 1897 45%
Male 167883 48% 2272 54%
Non-binary 34 0% 0 0%
Not available 6205 2% 16 0%
Total 352026 100% 4185 100%
Hospitalized4 Cases1 Percent
Yes 18837 5%
No 195991 56%
Not provided 137198 39%
Total 352026 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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