OHA Halts Planned Release of Exposure Notification App
PORTLAND, Pray. (KTVZ) – There are 33 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, bringing the death toll in the state to 2,427, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.
The OHA also reported 544 new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to 167,658.
Oregon pausing exposure notification app
This week, OHA decided to halt ongoing planning to launch the Exposure Notification (EN) enforcement project for Oregon to focus on vaccines and other priority efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the past six months, OHA has benefited from discussions with local public health departments and other partners, which highlighted the benefits and costs of any early notification application, including the intensive efforts that state and local health officials would take. to promote implementation and address potential adoption gaps in Oregon ‘s diverse communities, as well as the additional contact tracing demands that full adoption would place on county public health personnel.
OHA appreciates the feedback agency staff who heard from our partners working in local communities. State health officials made the decision after consulting with Gov. Kate Brown’s office.
OHA Public Health Director Rachael Banks said: “Approximately two dozen states have chosen not to deploy smartphone-based apps at this time and instead rely on other tools to stop the spread of COVID-19. . Oregon is focused on building trust with people in communities across the state to vaccinate all Oregonians and uphold the other COVID-19 prevention practices, such as wearing a mask, staying physically distant, and limiting size and size. frequency of indoor social gatherings. These strategies have prevented more than 4,000 deaths from COVID-19 in our state. We will continue to prioritize these approaches because they remain our best bet in ending the pandemic. “
Vaccinations in Oregon
The OHA reported that 32,955 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines were added to the state immunization registry on Tuesday. Of this total, 21,170 doses were administered on Monday and 11,785 were administered the days before, but were entered in the vaccine registry on Monday.
Oregon has administered a total of 1,040,314 doses of Pfizer, 938,182 doses of Moderna, and 51,618 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. To date, 784,476 people have completed a series of COVID-19 vaccines. There are 1,290,755 people who have received at least one dose.
Cumulative daily totals can take several days to complete because providers have 72 hours to report delivered doses, and technical challenges have caused many providers to fall behind on their reports. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).
To date, 1,306,305 doses of Pfizer, 1,187,500 doses of Moderna, and 168,100 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered at locations in Oregon.
These data are preliminary and are subject to change. OHA dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and the Oregon dashboard was updated on Tuesday.
The number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Oregon is 163, 14 less than Monday. There are 42 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which has not changed since Monday.
The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between reporting times. The figures do not reflect admissions per day or length of hospital stay. Personnel limitations are not captured in this data and can further limit bed capacity.
You can find more information about the hospital’s capacity here.
St. Charles Bend reported four COVID-19 patients at 4 a.m. Tuesday, one of whom was on a ventilator in the ICU.
Cases and deaths
The new confirmed and suspected COVID-19 cases reported Tuesday are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (11), Clackamas (86), Clatsop (1), Columbia (5), Coos (10), Crook (2), Curry (2), Deschutes (35), Douglas (7), Grant (9), Harney (3), Hood River (2), Jackson (33), Jefferson (2), Josephine (12) , Klamath (21), Lane (41), Lincoln (3), Linn (17), Malheur (4), Marion (36), Multnomah (68), Polk (10), Sherman (1), Tillamook (7) , Umatilla (8), Union (4), Wasco (1), Washington (97) and Yamhill (2).
Note: Details of the deaths reported Tuesday will be released later.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines?
For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit the OHA website (English or Spanish), which has a distribution breakdown and other information.