Oregon reports 18 other COVID-19-related deaths over the weekend, 1 from Crook County; 18,538 new cases

Oregon reports 18 other COVID-19-related deaths over the weekend, 1 from Crook County;  18,538 new cases

OHA reported 18,538 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 478,203.

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  • PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) — There are 18 newly reported COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon from over the weekend, one from Crook County, raising the state’s death toll to 5,779, along with 18,538 new cases over the three-day period, the Oregon Health Authority reported Monday.

  • The 18 new deaths and 18,538 new cases reported today include data recorded by counties for the three-day period between Jan. 7 and Jan. 9.

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Daily testing numbers reach near all-time high

With a record number of cases recorded and the spread of the Omicron variant statewide, Oregonians are being asked to ease the burden on health systems and emergency rooms. If you are looking for non-emergency COVID-19 treatment, please call your doctor or an urgent care clinic. Not sure who to call? Start with 211. You can find a test here.

COVID-19 testing is in high demand, and OHA is recording a high volume of tests being performed. The number of COVID-19 tests reported for Jan. 7, at 51,996, is the third-highest single daily count reported statewide during the pandemic.

For anyone who has symptoms of COVID-19, you should get tested, regardless of your vaccination status.  You should stay home and away from others while you wait for the results of your COVID-19 test. If you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, you should also seek testing, regardless of vaccination status.

Fully vaccinated people should be tested five to seven days after their last exposure. People who are not fully vaccinated should get tested when they find out they are a close contact. If their test result is negative, they should get tested again five to seven days after their last exposure or immediately if symptoms develop. Learn more here. More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses

Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January. When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 295,471 more Oregonians have received a booster.

As of today, Oregon needs 704,529 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant. Find a booster here. COVID-19 hospitalizations

1/10/2022 Available Beds (and Percentage of Staffed Beds Available) StatewideRegion 1Region 2Region 3Region 5Region 6Region 7Region 9Adult ICU beds available46(7%)19(6%)5(6%)6(7%)3(5%)0(0%)6(14%)7(27%)Adult non-ICU beds available295(7%)41(2%)12(2%)76(13%)33(7%)4(8%)83(20%)46(39%) Statewide regions are as follows:

There are 46 available adult ICU beds out of 647 total (7% availability) and 295 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,061 (7% availability). The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 692, which is 33 more than Sunday. There are 138 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 11 more than Sunday.

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