OHA: Unvaxxed have COVID rate 4 times higher

Coronavirus

Daily report for December 16, 2021

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Those who are unvaccinated against COVID-19 contract the disease at a rate 4 times higher than those Oregonians who are vaccinated, the Oregon Health Authority said in its weekly report.

A total of 69.8% of the new cases in the week ending December 11 were in unvaccinated people. The remaining cases were breakthrough cases. But OHA officials pointed out only 4.4% of breakthrough cases required hospitalization.

Hospital beds across the state remain mostly full. Only 8% of adult ICU beds and only 6% of adult non-ICU beds are available in Oregon at this time. Hospitalizations ticked up in the Thursday report.

The daily vaccine doses administered over the past 7 days averages 21,513 doses per day, officials said.

Cases and deaths

Another 19 people died from COVID-related issues, bringing the death toll to 5527.

Also Thursday, another 909 new cases were recorded in 31 Oregon counties:

Baker (3), Benton (15), Clackamas (88), Clatsop (17), Columbia (11), Coos (29), Crook (5), Curry (4), Deschutes (60), Douglas (25), Hood River (3), Jackson (67), Jefferson (9), Josephine (25), Klamath (10), Lake (1), Lane (65), Lincoln (16), Linn (36), Malheur (2), Marion (76), Morrow (3), Multnomah (133), Polk (28), Tillamook (10), Umatilla (14), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (5), Washington (121), and Yamhill (26).

Oregon’s 5,509th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Nov. 29 and died Dec. 14 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,510th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Nov. 29 and died Dec. 13 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,511th COVID-19 related death is a 94-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Nov. 27 and died Dec. 13 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,512th COVID-19 related death is a 93-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Nov. 27 and died Dec. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,513th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Dec. 1 and died Dec. 18 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,514th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive Nov. 19 and died Dec. 14 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,515th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive Nov. 22 and died Dec. 2 at Providence Medford Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,516th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive Nov. 17 and died Dec. 10 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,517th COVID-19 related death is a 58-year-old man from Hood River County who tested positive Nov. 22 and died Dec. 15 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,518th COVID-19 related death is a 46-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Sept. 28 and died Nov. 3 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,519th COVID-19 related death is a 67-year-old man from Wasco County who tested positive Dec. 11 and died Dec. 15 at Mid-Columbia Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,520th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive Dec. 12 and died Dec. 15 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,521st COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive Oct. 25 and died Nov. 25 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,522nd COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive Oct. 15 and died Nov. 19 at OHSU Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 5,523rd COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Lincoln County who tested positive Nov. 21 and died Dec. 14 at Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,524th COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Nov. 29 and died Dec. 12 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,525th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive Nov. 29 and died Dec. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,526th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive Nov. 29 and died Dec. 9 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 5,527th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive Oct. 23 and died Oct. 24 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

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