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Oregon Health Authorities Report 2312 New Covid 19 Cases

The Oregon Health Authorities reported on Wednesday that there were 26 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,649. The newly reported deaths included one from Deschutes County, putting the county’s total at 104.There are 39 available adult ICU beds out of 649 total (6% availability) and 315 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,272 (7% availability). Two of the 17 ICU patients were fully vaccinated, while 17 of the total 90 patients were fully vaccinated.

Oregon Health Authorities also reported 2,312 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, bringing the state total to 317,107.OHA reported 11,655  new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Sept. 13 through Sunday, Sept. 19. That represents a 10% decrease from the previous week.

There were 579 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, down slightly from 592 last week. There were 148 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 120 reported the previous week. There were 140,538 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Sept. 12 through Sept. 18. Oregon Health Authorities reported the percentage of positive tests was 10.5%, down from 12% the previous week and the lowest level of test positivity in six weeks.

The COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 187 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths. The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 939, which is five fewer than Tuesday. There are 270 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is six more than Tuesday.

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