Oregon reported 877 new coronovirus cases and 22 people died on Friday as the governor defended his decision to prioritize vaccinated teachers ahead of seniors.
Oregon’s 150,000 or so daycare, preschool and K-12 workers will be eligible for the shot starting Monday. Oregonian characters 80 and older will begin February 8.
But being allowed to get a shot does not mean immediate access.
Portland’s largest vaccination site at the Oregon Convention Center won’t get teachers until Wednesday, a spokeswoman for Legacy Health said, because each of the 4,000 slots available Monday and Tuesday are already booked by people in other priority groups .
“We can only vaccinate so many people at once,” Brian Terrett said.
The health center said in a news release Friday that the convention center vaccination site would be operated by Portland’s four largest health systems – Legacy, Oregon Health and Science University, Providence and Kaiser Permanente.
The Convention Center Clinic has vaccinated 1,365 people this week with another 2,400 planned to be vaccinated on Saturday. On Monday and Tuesday, approximately 4,000 people with special needs and their caregivers will be vaccinated. The clinics will shift to teachers on Wednesday.
But, as usual, nothing is set in stone.
“Please note that the health systems stated that there are rapid changes in the direction of Gov. Brown and the Oregon Health Authority.”
Where are the new cases by county: Baker (1), Benton (24), Clackamas (71), Clatsop (8), Columbia (15), Coos (10), Crook (14), Curry (1), Deshots (28), Douglas (18), Grant (4), Hood River (5), Jackson (33), Jefferson (9), Josephine (15), Klamath (17), Lake (3), Lane (90), Lincoln (5), Lynn (9) , Malhur (11), Marion (101), Morrow (7), Mulnoma (136), Polk (24), Umatilla (52), Union (9), Wallowa (1), Vasco (3), Washington (138) And Yamhill (15).
Deaths: Oregon’s 1,844th death involving coronovirus is an 89-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive at the Positive VA Medical Center on January 1 and died on January 20.
Oregon’s 1,845th death is a 90-year-old Clackamas County woman who tested positive Jan 4 and died Jan. 8 at his residence.
Oregon’s 1,846th death is an 87-year-old Descutes County man who tested positive on December 31 and died on January 12 at his residence.
The 1,847th death of Oregon is a 46-year-old Harney County man who tested positive Jan 5 and died Jan. 20 at his residence.
The 1,848th death of Oregon is a 56-year-old Harney County man who tested positive Jan 4 and died Jan. 20 at St. Luke’s Meridian Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,849th death is an 87-year-old Jackson County woman who died Jan. 4 at her residence. The death certificate lists COVID-19 as a cause or an important condition contributing to his death.
Oregon’s 1,850th death is a 73-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive Jan 4 and died Jan. 1 at Asante Three Reverse Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,851st death is a 67-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive on December 30 and died on January 18 at Ascent Three River Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,852nd death is an 82-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive on December 15 and died on January 11 at her residence.
The 1,853rd death of Oregon is from a 69-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive on December 2 and died on January 19 at Rogue Valley Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,854th death is an 80-year-old Klamath County woman who tested positive on December 8 and died January 19 at her residence.
Oregon’s 1,855th death is an 80-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive Jan 10 and died Jan. 20 at Sky Lake Medical Center.
The 1,856th death of Oregon is of an 84-year-old Josephine County man who tested positive on January 10 and died on January 11 at Ascent Three Reverse Medical Center.
The 1,857th death of Oregon is an 80-year-old man from Mulnoma County who tested positive on December 12 and died on January 16 at Leg Meridian Park Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,858th death is of a 70-year-old Umatilla County man who tested positive Jan 4 and died on January 20 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,859th death is of a 73-year-old Washington County man who tested positive on December 9 and died on December 20 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,860th death is an 81-year-old Washington County woman who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died Jan. 12 at OHSU Health Hillsborough Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,861st death is a 61-year-old Union County man who tested positive on December 21 and died January 15 at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,862nd death is a 60-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive on November 29 and died on December 26 in a Salem hospital.
Oregon’s 1,863rd death is a 68-year-old Marion County man who tested positive on December 17 and died in Salem Hospital on January 20.
Oregon’s 1,864th death is a 61-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive on December 22 and died January 10 at Kaiser Permanente Westinges Medical Center.
Oregon’s 1,865th death is a 57-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Dec. 17 and died Jan. 21 in a Salem hospital.
Everyone had underlying health conditions or state officials were working to determine if the individual had underlying medical conditions.
Additionally, the deaths of two inmates at the Oregon Department of Correctional Jail facilities were announced on Friday and were not reflected in the state tally:
A man between 70 and 80 years old who was tested positive for COVID-19 and died on January 21 in prison, placed in the Two Reverse Corrective Facility in Umatilla County.
A man between the ages of 55 and 65, housed in Oregon State Penitentiary in Marion County, tested positive for COVID-19 and died on January 22 at a local hospital.
Prevalence of infection: On Friday, the state reported 1,048 new positive tests out of 20,460 tests, equivalent to a 5.1% positivity rate.
Who got infected: New confirmed or prevalent infections increased among the following age groups: 0–9 (29); 10–19 (114); 20–29 (206); 30–39 (123); 40–49 (119); 50–59 (110); 60–69 (78); 70–79 (48); 80 and older (35).
Who is in the hospital: The state confirmed that 317 Oregonians with coronovirus infections were in hospital 12 Fridays compared to Fridays. Of those, 79 coronovirus patients were in intensive care units, eight fewer than Thursday.
Vaccines: As of Friday, 34,902 Oregonians have been fully vaccinated, and another 196,698 have been partially vaccinated. In the past week, on an average, around 12,470 shots have been taken each day.
Since it began: Oregon has confirmed 136,839 or infection and 1,865 deaths among the lowest totals in the country. To date, the state has reported 3,043,792 labs from trials.
– Fader Jarkhin; [email protected]; 503-294-7674