OHA stops planned rollout of exposure notification app
PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) – There are 33 new COVID-19-related deaths in Oregon, increasing the state’s death toll to 2,427, the Oregon Health Authority reported Tuesday.
The OHA also reported 544 new confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19 from 6 p.m. 12:01 a.m. Tuesday, bringing the state total to 167,658.
Oregon Stops Exposure Notification App
This week, the OHA decided to halt ongoing planning for the rollout of the Exposure Notification (EN) application project to Oregon to focus on vaccinations and other priority efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic.
Over the past six months, the OHA has benefited from discussions with local public health departments and other partners, highlighting the benefits and costs of any early notification app, including the intensive efforts that state and local health officials would need to commit to the app. address likely gaps in adoption across Oregon̵
OHA appreciates feedback agency staff heard from our partners working in communities. State health officials reached the decision after consulting with Kate Brown’s government office.
OHA Public Health Director Rachael Banks said: “Approx. two dozen states have chosen not to implement 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 in people in communities throughout the state to get all Oregons vaccinated and maintain the other COVID-19 prevention methods, such as wearing a mask, staying physically distant, and limiting the size and frequency of indoor social gatherings. These strategies have prevented more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths in our state. We will continue to prioritize these approaches because they remain our best chance to end the pandemic. ”
Vaccinations in Oregon
The OHA reported that 32,955 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added Tuesday to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 21,170 doses were administered on Monday and 11,785 were given the previous days, but were entered in the vaccine registry on Monday.
Oregon has now 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. As of today, 784,476 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 1,290,755 people who have had at least one dose.
It can take several days to complete cumulative daily totals because providers have 72 hours to report dosed doses, and technical challenges have caused many providers to delay their reporting. OHA has provided technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry in the state’s ALIS 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 to locations in Oregon.
These data are preliminary and subject to change. OHA’s dashboards provide regularly updated vaccination data, and Oregon’s dashboard is updated Tuesday.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 throughout Oregon is 163, which is 14 fewer than Monday. There are 42 COVID-19 patients in intensive care units (ICU), which is unchanged from Monday.
The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between reporting times. The figures do not reflect admissions per Day or duration of hospital stay. Staff restrictions are not recorded in this data and may further limit bed capacity.
More information about the hospital’s capacity can be found here.
St. Charles Bend reported four COVID-19 patients from 6 p.m. 4 in the morning on Tuesday, one of which was in a fan in the ICU.
Cases and deaths
The newly 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 Tuesday’s reported deaths will be announced later.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations?
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, visit the OHA Web site (English or Spanish), which provides a summary of distribution and other information.