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Coronavirus in Oregon: 1,046 cases, 42 deaths

OregonLive.com logo OregonLive.com 12/3/2021 Fedor Zarkhin, oregonlive.com
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Oregon health officials announced 1,046 new coronavirus cases Thursday and 42 deaths connected to COVID-19.

New daily cases have stopped decreasing. They have exceeded the weekly average the past three days, although more time is needed before any potential trend becomes clear, particularly given uncertainty over the Thanksgiving holiday.

Oregon’s test positivity rate has hovered around 6% this week.

Hospitalizations dropped 5% since Wednesday, reflecting a downward trend that Oregon Health & Science University analyst Peter Graven has concluded is likely to continue. Graven’s forecast for the week, published Thursday, anticipates a continued drop in hospitalizations.

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Graven sounded an optimistic note on the omicron variant, which as of Thursday evening has been detected in three states, including California.

“We don’t think it’s a big threat in Oregon because we don’t yet have a confirmed case and it will take time for it to spread,” Graven said in a statement.

Per Graven’s most recent analysis, 82% of Oregonians have some immunity to the coronavirus, whether through vaccinations or because they had COVID-19.

Meanwhile, nearly 29% of all COVID-19 cases in Oregon during the week ending Nov. 27 were fully vaccinated against the disease, a rate slightly lower than the breakthrough case rate over the prior five weeks, according to data the state published Thursday.

People who got the Johnson & Johnson vaccine continue to have the highest rate of breakthrough infections, with 2,359 cases for every 100,000 people who got the shot. Moderna recipients have the lowest breakthrough case rate, at 1,350 cases for every 100,000 Oregonians who got both shots.

Of the approximately 5,200 Oregonians who died after contracting COVID-19, one in 10 was fully vaccinated. Of those people who died with breakthrough infections, about 80% were age 70 or older, compared to 65% of unvaccinated people who died after contracting COVID-19.

Where the new cases are by county: Baker (7), Benton (19), Clackamas (84), Clatsop (2), Columbia (26), Coos (36), Crook (22), Curry (7), Deschutes (83), Douglas (41), Harney (6), Hood River (6), Jackson (86), Jefferson (17), Josephine (43), Klamath (18), Lane (70), Lincoln (6), Linn (64), Malheur (3), Marion (62), Multnomah (157), Polk (22), Tillamook (5), Umatilla (7), Union (3), Wallowa (2), Wasco (8), Washington (117) and Yamhill (17).

Who died: Oregon’s 5,187th death connected to the coronavirus is a 66-year-old Multnomah County man who tested positive Aug. 7 and died Aug. 15 at Portland VA Medical Center.

The 5,188th death is an 82-year-old Tillamook County woman who tested positive Sept. 30 and died Sept. 29 at her residence.

Oregon’s 5,189th death is a 57-year-old Clackamas County woman who tested positive Oct. 28 and died Nov. 1 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center.

The 5,190th death is an 83-year-old Multnomah County man who tested positive Sept. 25 and died Oct. 4 at Adventist Health Portland.

Oregon’s 5,191st death is a 59-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 22 and died Oct. 4 at Santiam Hospital.

The 5,192nd death is an 80-year-old Multnomah County woman who tested positive Sept. 22 and died Oct. 5 at Adventist Health Portland.

Oregon’s 5,193rd death is an 82-year-old Deschutes County man who tested positive Sept. 29 and died Oct. 5 at St. Charles Bend.

The 5,194th death is an 86-year-old Deschutes County man who tested positive Sept. 24 and died Oct. 6 at St. Charles Bend.

Oregon’s 5,195th death is a 67-year-old Deschutes County woman who tested positive Sept. 30 and died Oct. 6 at St. Charles Bend.

The 5,196th death is a 78-year-old Malheur County man who tested positive Sept. 23 and died Oct. 7 at his residence.

Oregon’s 5,197th death is an 82-year-old Deschutes County man who tested positive Oct. 7 and died the same day at St. Charles Bend.

The 5,198th death is a 77-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Sept. 26 and died Oct. 7 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital.

Oregon’s 5,199th death is an 85-year-old Lane County woman who tested positive Sept. 29 and died Oct. 7 at her residence.


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The 5,200th death is an 85-year-old Lane County woman who tested positive Sept. 29 and died Oct. 7 at her residence.

Oregon’s 5,201st death is an 82-year-old Malheur County man who tested positive Sept. 17 and died Oct. 8 at his residence.

The 5,202nd death is a 74-year-old Douglas County man who tested positive Oct. 4 and died Oct. 8 at Bay Area Hospital.

Oregon’s 5,203rd death is an 84-year-old Clackamas County man who tested positive Sept. 21 and died Oct. 9 at his residence.

The 5,204th death is a 69-year-old Lane County woman who tested positive Oct. 6 and died Oct. 9 at her residence.

Oregon’s 5,205th death is a 74-year-old Lake County man who tested positive Sept. 20 and died Oct. 8 at Providence Medford Medical Center.

The 5,206th death is a 64-year-old Clackamas County woman who tested positive Sept. 27 and died Oct. 8 at Providence Portland Medical Center.

Oregon’s 5,207th death is a 42-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive Sept. 5 and died Oct. 7 at her residence.

The 5,208th death is a 64-year-old Washington County man who tested positive Sept. 17 and died Oct. 5 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center.

Oregon’s 5,209th death is an 86-year-old Coos County woman who tested positive Oct. 1 and died Oct. 5 at Coquille Valley Hospital.

The 5,210th death is an 82-year-old Linn County woman who tested positive Aug. 30 and died Oct. 4 at her residence.

Oregon’s 5,211th death is an 84-year-old Klamath County woman who tested positive Sept. 22 and died Sept. 26 at Sky Lakes Medical Center.

The 5,212th death is a 79-year-old Multnomah County man who tested positive Nov. 2 and died Nov. 17 at Providence Portland Medical Center.

Oregon’s 5,213th death is an 80-year-old Clackamas County man who tested positive Oct. 20 and died Nov. 18 at his residence.

The 5,214th death is a 73-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Sept. 18 and died Oct. 1 at Samaritan Albany General Hospital.

Oregon’s 5,215th death is a 64-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Oct. 27 and died Nov. 27 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

The 5,216th death is a 58-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Oct. 13 and died Nov. 10 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center.

Oregon’s 5,217th death is an 88-year-old Linn County man who tested positive Nov. 22 and died Nov. 27 at his residence.

The 5,218th death is a 56-year-old Klamath County man who died Oct. 23 at his residence.

Oregon’s 5,219th death is an 86-year-old Clackamas County woman who died Nov. 21 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

The 5,220th death is a 37-year-old Clackamas County man who tested positive Oct. 25 and died Nov. 20 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

Oregon’s 5,221st death is a 51-year-old Multnomah County woman who tested positive Sept. 14 and died Oct. 17 at her residence.

The 5,222nd death is a 76-year-old Marion County man who died Aug. 30 at his residence.

Oregon’s 5,223rd death is a 79-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Nov. 18 and died Nov. 30 at Salem Hospital.

The 5,224th death is a 54-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Nov. 17 and died Nov. 28 at Salem Hospital.

Oregon’s 5,225th death is a 76-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Oct. 30 and died Nov. 23 at Salem Hospital.

The 5,226th death is a 95-year-old Washington County man who died Sept. 19 at his residence.

Oregon’s 5,227th death is a 76-year-old Umatilla County woman who tested positive Nov. 23 and died Nov. 30 at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center.

The 5,228th death is a 90-year-old Washington County man who tested positive Nov. 22 and died Nov. 25 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.

All had underlying medical conditions or the state was confirming whether they did.

Hospitalizations: 384 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, down 20 from Wednesday. That includes 90 people in intensive care, down two from Wednesday.

Vaccines: 4,436 people have been reported newly vaccinated since Wednesday.

Since it began: Oregon has reported 393,232 confirmed or presumed infections and 5,228 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 6,132,384 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 2,667,597 people and partially vaccinating 287,562 people.

To see more data and trends, visit https://projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/

— Fedor Zarkhin

fzarkhin@oregonian.com; 503-294-7674

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