CDC: 80% of Oregon adults have had at least 1 COVID shot

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Oregon ranks 12th in the nation for the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated, OHA says

PORTLAND, OR – DECEMBER 16: A healthcare worker at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center receives a COVID-19 vaccination on December 16, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. The first rounds of Pfizer’s vaccine were administered in Oregon on Wednesday. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Health officials say 80% of adults in Oregon have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported 2,681,267 Oregonians ages 18 and over had received at least one shot, the Oregon Health Authority said.

OHA said the CDC tally is slightly higher than Oregon’s vaccination dashboard (which reports more than 77% of people 18 and up as having at least one dose) because the CDC includes vaccinations delivered through federal facilities, like the Veteran’s Administration.

Oregon ranks 20th in the U.S. for the percentage of residents who have received at least one shot, and 12th in the nation for the percentage of residents who are fully vaccinated, OHA said.

Experts estimate that Oregon has not yet reached “herd immunity,” which is when a virus can no longer spread from person to person because enough of the population is immune to it.

“Reaching 80 percent is an important milestone because it loosens COVID-19’s grip on our state. Vaccines work and we know they save lives. We strongly encourage everyone who has not yet been vaccinated to do so at their earliest opportunity. Getting vaccinated is – quite simply – our state’s best way out of this pandemic,” said OHA Public Health Director Rachael Banks. “We’ve made significant progress in closing the vaccination gap, among people of color and rural communities. But Oregon is still below the 80% threshold of those vaccinated for these groups. We can do more to ensure everyone in Oregon has a fair and equitable access to a COVID-19 vaccine.”

Daily-Weekly COVID report

The Oregon Health Authority said there were 7723 new confirmed/presumptive cases of COVID-19 in the week ending October 23. Of those cases, 72.1% were among the unvaccinated.

The other cases were breakthrough cases. OHA officials said of all the breakthrough cases, only 4.4% have been hospitalized and less than 1% have died. And of those vaccinated people who died, the average age was 80.

The COVID-19 rate among unvaccinated people is 4 times higher than in those who have been vaccinated, OHA said.

Hospitals continue to be near capacity. Only 7% of ICU beds and 7% of non-ICU beds are available in hospitals throughout the state.

Another 24 deaths were recorded in Oregon Thursday, bringing the total to 4358 people since the pandemic began. Detailed information about those who died was not immediately available.

There were another 1116 new cases recorded in 32 of Oregon’s 36 counties. The full list of cases and counties:

Baker (2), Benton (24), Clackamas (88), Clatsop (7), Columbia (13), Coos (22), Crook (24), Curry (4), Deschutes (117), Douglas (53), Gilliam (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (54), Jefferson (21), Josephine (24), Klamath (62), Lake (4), Lane (80), Lincoln (15), Linn (76), Malheur (24), Marion (70), Morrow (7), Multnomah (119), Polk (30), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (32), Union (10), Wallowa (4), Wasco (22), Washington (73) and Yamhill (28).

Oregon’s 4,335th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 28, 2020 and died on Sept. 4, 2020 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,336th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 20 and died on March 14 at her residence. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,337th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on March 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,338th COVID-19 related death is a 52-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on March 22 and died on March 28 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,339th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 19, 2020 and died on March 24 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,340th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on Jan. 22 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,341st COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 24 and died on Oct. 26. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,342nd COVID-19 related death is a 74-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 21 and died on Oct. 27 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,343rd COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Oct. 20 and died on Oct. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,344th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Oct. 20 and died on Oct. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,345th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 19 and died on Oct. 24 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,346th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 16 and died on Oct. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,347th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 8 and died on Oct. 27 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,348th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 7 and died on Oct. 26 at Mckenzie Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,349th COVID-19 related death is a 43-year-old man from Umatilla County who first became symptomatic on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 22; location of death is being confirmed. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,350th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Oct. 26 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,351st COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Oct. 26 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,352nd COVID-19 related death is a 48-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Oct. 26 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,353rd COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 13 and died on Oct. 27 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,354th COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 28 and died on Oct. 25 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,355th COVID-19 related death is a 77-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 27 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 4,356th COVID-19 related death is an 89-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Oct. 18 died on Oct. 27 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,357th COVID-19 related death is an 84-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Oct. 3 and died on Oct. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 4,358th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 27 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

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