Oregon COVID cases drop 15% week-to-week

Coronavirus

75.6% of new cases are among unvaccinated

A healthcare worker displays a COVID-19 vaccine record card at the Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center on December 16, 2020 in Portland, Oregon. (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Another 59 people died from COVID-19 in Oregon, health officials said Thursday, the same day they recorded 1453 new confirmed/presumptive cases in 33 counties.

Despite the high number of new cases and deaths, OHA officials recorded 9639 cases over the previous 7 days — a 15% drop from the previous week. That’s also a 41% drop since the peak of the delta variant surge.

For the first time since August 12, hospitalizations throughout Oregon dropped below 700. In the Thursday report, 699 people were hospitalized with COVID.

And vaccinations are on the rise. The rolling 7-day total of 11,692 vaccinations-per-day is the highest weekly total since late June. Vaccinations were going up the last few weeks, but that’s a higher jump since the mandates started to take effect.

Of the cases in the week ending October 2, a total of 75.6% were among the unvaccinated. Data shows unvaccinated people are about 4 times more likely to get COVID-19.

Only 4.5% of breakthrough cases — that is, a confirmed COVID case in someone who is vaccinated — have resulted in hospitalization and only 0.8% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who died is 81, officials said.

Cases and deaths

Baker (18), Benton (16), Clackamas (69), Clatsop (10), Columbia (26), Coos (34), Crook (29), Curry (3), Deschutes (71), Douglas (61), Grant (2), Harney (13), Hood River (19), Jackson (73), Jefferson (20), Josephine (28), Klamath (64), Lake (8), Lane (123), Lincoln (9), Linn (85), Malheur (38), Marion (116), Morrow (7), Multnomah (151), Polk (69), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (71), Union (14), Wallowa (6), Wasco (13), Washington (134) and Yamhill (51).

OHA said Oct. 7, 2021, marked the highest number of COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon reported in a single day at 59, partly due to a death data reconciliation OHA performed on Wednesday, Oct. 6.

Oregon’s 3,901st COVID-19 related death is a 92-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on Dec. 28, 2020 and died on June 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,902nd COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive on June 3 and died on June 17 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,903rd COVID-19 related death is a 63-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive on April 30 and died on June 24 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,904th COVID-19 related death is a 76-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on Nov. 24, 2020 and died on June 2 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,905th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on May 7 and died on July 20 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,906th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on July 8 and died on July 17 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,907th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on July 7 and died on July 12 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,908th COVID-19 related death is a 56-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on June 29 and died on June 29 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,909th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on June 21 and died on July 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,910th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on May 22 and died on July 8 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,911th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Clackamas County who tested positive on May 19 and died on June 23 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,912th COVID-19 related death is a 57-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on May 9 and died on May 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,913th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on April 14 and died on June 19 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,914th COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 29, 2020 and died on July 1 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,915th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 5 at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,916th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on April 30 and died on June 6 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,917th COVID-19 related death is an 80-year-old woman from Deschutes County who tested positive on June 17 and died on June 29 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,918th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on May 9 and died on July 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,919th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on April 15 and died on May 25 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,920th COVID-19 related death is an 81-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 4 at Mercy Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,921st COVID-19 related death is a 59-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on May 19 and died on May 30 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,922nd COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 17 and died on Oct. 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,923rd COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Sept. 4 and died on Sept. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,924th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 15 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,925th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on April 2 and died on July 20 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,926th COVID-19 related death is a 68-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 3 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,927th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on July 15 and died on July 26 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,928th COVID-19 related death is a 42-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 2 at Santiam Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,929th COVID-19 related death is a 72-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on July 22 and died on July 26 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,930th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on July 5 and died on July 13 at Santiam Lebanon Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,931st COVID-19 related death is an 88-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on June 21 and died on July 23 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,932nd COVID-19 related death is a 50-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 22 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,933rd COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on May 12 and died on June 25 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,934th COVID-19 related death is an 86-year-old woman from Linn County who tested positive on April 26 and died on June 17 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,935th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Morrow County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Oct. 3 at Kadlec Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,936th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 5 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,937th COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 25 and died on Oct. 5 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,938th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on June 25 and died on July 4 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,939th COVID-19 related death is an 87-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on June 12 and died on June 19 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,940th COVID-19 related death is a 91-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Jan. 23 and died on Jan. 30 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,941st COVID-19 related death is a 54-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive on Oct. 4 and died on Oct. 4. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,942nd COVID-19 related death is a 78-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on June 16 and died on June 30 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,943rd COVID-19 related death is a 75-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 30 and died on June 22 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,944th COVID-19 related death is an 82-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 12 and died on July 2 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,945th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 19 and died on June 23 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,946th COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 9 and died on June 8 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,947th COVID-19 related death is a 73-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on May 4 and died on May 26 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,948th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 9 and died on June 10 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,949th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on June 17 and died on June 29 at Adventist Portland Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,950th COVID-19 related death is a 61-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 16 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,951st COVID-19 related death is a 59-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Oct. 6 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,952nd COVID-19 related death is a 69-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Oct. 4 at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,953rd COVID-19 related death is a 65-year-old man from Umatilla County who tested positive on July 23 and died on July 28 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,954th COVID-19 related death is a 104-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on June 26 and died on July 17 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,955th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Umatilla County who tested positive on June 22 and died on July 6 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,956th COVID-19 related death is a 60-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Sept. 13 and died on Oct. 4 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,957th COVID-19 related death is a 66-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 21 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,958th COVID-19 related death is a 53-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 5 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,959th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old woman from Washington County who tested positive on June 2 and died on June 17 at Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Justin McWhirter is a KOIN 6 News producer who has tracked COVID cases closely during the pandemic.

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