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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 9/23/2021 with data from 12:01 am (updated Monday - Friday)*
Total cases 318,914
Total deaths 3,661
Positive tests 440,534
Negative tests 6,364,229
Total tests 6,804,763

County Cases1 Deaths2
Baker 1790 24
Benton 4706 28
Clackamas 27033 275
Clatsop 2164 26
Columbia 3305 39
Coos 4314 72
Crook 2168 39
Curry 1685 17
Deschutes 17054 104
Douglas 10920 195
Gilliam 140 4
Grant 856 8
Harney 861 18
Hood River 1653 35
Jackson 21246 264
Jefferson 3214 47
Josephine 8751 171
Klamath 6606 93
Lake 717 8
Lane 24427 254
Lincoln 2814 30
Linn 10689 88
Malheur 4919 67
Marion 33174 399
Morrow 1700 21
Multnomah 51823 643
Polk 6388 72
Sherman 133 3
Tillamook 1836 23
Umatilla 12914 127
Union 2777 38
Wallowa 532 12
WarmSprings 1 0
Wasco 2456 39
Washington 35457 278
Wheeler 65 1
Yamhill 7627 99
Total 318915 3661
Age group Cases1 Percent Ever hospitalized4 Deaths2
0 to 9 18346 6% 199 2
10 to 19 37915 12% 301 3
20 to 29 64453 20% 1055 22
30 to 39 56270 18% 1437 43
40 to 49 47973 15% 1907 118
50 to 59 39913 13% 2792 293
60 to 69 27639 9% 3464 600
70 to 79 15922 5% 3315 901
80 and over 9960 3% 2880 1679
Not available 524 0% 4 0
Total 318915 100% 17354 3661
Sex Cases1 Percent Deaths2 Percent
Female 161295 51% 1662 45%
Male 152487 48% 1987 54%
Non-binary 33 0% 0 0%
Not available 5100 2% 12 0%
Total 318915 100% 3661 100%
Hospitalized4 Cases1 Percent
Yes 17354 5%
No 182466 57%
Not provided 119095 37%
Total 318915 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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