Oregon COVID cases continue downward trend

The OHA report covers 4 days, February 18-21, 2022

FILE – In this Sept. 14, 2021, file photo, a health worker administers a dose of a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine during an immunization clinic at Reading Area Community College in Reading, Pennsylvania. Injections of COVID-19 during pregnancy can protect babies after they are born and reduce the number of infants requiring hospitalization. That’s according to a study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — In the 4-day period ending Feb. 21, Oregon had another 3,400 confirmed/presumptive cases of COVID, but three of those days had fewer than 1,000 cases.

There were 1,379 recorded cases on Feb. 18, the OHA said in a Tuesday report. The following 3 days saw case totals of 794, 494 and 733 cases.

The cases have been recorded in these 33 counties:

Baker (15), Benton (89), Clackamas (287), Clatsop (27), Columbia (44), Coos (64), Crook (23), Curry (22), Deschutes (202), Douglas (110), Harney (11), Hood River (21), Jackson (283), Jefferson (7), Josephine (99), Klamath (58), Lake (10), Lane (360), Lincoln (37), Linn (177) , Malheur (8), Marion (218), Morrow (3), Multnomah (513), Polk (73), Sherman (1), Tillamook (16), Umatilla (54), Union (12), Wallowa (8) , Wasco (17), Washington (420) and Yamhill (111).

The total number of cases since the start of the pandemic in Oregon is now 689,325.

A further 29 people have died, bringing that cumulative total to 6,485. Details on these latest deaths were not immediately available.

Hospitalizations and vaccinations

There are 40 fewer people hospitalized in Oregon with COVID-19 than on Monday, officials said. A total of 597 people are hospitalized, including 109 in intensive care. That means 12% of critical care beds are available for adults and 8% of non-ICU beds are open statewide.

The 7-day rolling average of vaccinations per day is 4,628, the OHA said. Overall, 2,857,866 state residents have completed a series of vaccines and a total of 3,153,345 have received at least one dose.

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