Oregon counties to remain in 'High Risk' as hospitalizations stay below 300 beds

Oregon counties that are experiencing 'Extreme Risk' case rates and percent positivity, can continue in their 'High Risk' status for the time being, as hospitalizations did not surpass the 300 mark last week.

Posted: Apr 25, 2021 3:01 PM
Updated: Apr 26, 2021 9:42 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Oregon counties that are experiencing 'Extreme Risk' case rates and percent positivity, can continue to remain in their 'High Risk' status, for the time being, as hospitalizations did not surpass the 300 mark last week.

On Sunday the Oregon Health Authority reported that there are 291 beds that are in use for Covid-19 patients across the state. 66 of those patients are in ICU beds.

According to Governor Kate Brown last week, Oregon has been experiencing an alarming amount of new cases and hospitalizations over the last several weeks. On Tuesday, Gov. Brown updated new county risk levels and stated that if Oregon experiences a 15% increase in the seven-day hospitalization average and patients occupy 300 hospital beds or more, that counties that qualify for 'Extreme risk' will be moved to that metric.

The other big change that Gov. Brown announced on Friday, is that if Oregon surpasses these thresholds, that counties will not be given a weeks notice before being moved into the 'Extreme Risk', as would normally be the case, and will instead by moved directly to the 'Extreme risk' status as of Friday April 30.

“As we face more contagious variants and increased spread of COVID-19 in our communities, the best way to protect yourself and others is to get vaccinated," said Governor Brown. "Until you, your family, your friends, and your neighbors are fully vaccinated, it's also critical that we all continue to wear masks, maintain physical distance, and stay home when sick.”

If Oregon does surpass 300 total beds used for Covid-19 patients, and experiences a 15% increase in the seven-day hospitalization average, Baker, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jackson, Josephine, Klamath, Linn, Marion and Polk counties will all be moved back into the 'Extreme Risk' status.

The Oregon Health Authority will continue to examine and publish county data weekly and county risk levels will be reassigned every two weeks. The first week's data will provide a "warning week" to prepare counties for potential risk level changes. The next assignment of risk levels will be announced May 4 and take effect May 7.

On Sunday, the Oregon Health Authority reported 780 new cases of Covid-19 and one new death.

According to OHA that single new death came from Josephine County where a 95-year-old man tested positive for the virus on April 21 and died on April 24 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 387485

Reported Deaths: 5116
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah59768836
Washington41571393
Marion39592504
Clackamas32426376
Lane29856354
Jackson24672350
Deschutes23182185
Umatilla15087180
Linn14488178
Douglas13236286
Josephine10057240
Yamhill9665142
Klamath8979145
Polk813698
Benton605137
Malheur591586
Coos5573106
Columbia423855
Jefferson416865
Lincoln357252
Union336854
Crook330156
Wasco314846
Clatsop258335
Baker217531
Tillamook214345
Hood River211337
Morrow197025
Curry190136
Harney119332
Grant108314
Lake104016
Wallowa74713
Sherman1903
Gilliam1844
Wheeler1141
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 5060666

Reported Deaths: 74152
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles152491227121
San Diego4047084319
Riverside3849455306
San Bernardino3718825944
Orange3329505675
Sacramento1674002423
Kern1565171781
Fresno1558992246
Santa Clara1511691922
Alameda1246581504
San Joaquin1070001833
Ventura1036461188
Contra Costa1032921045
Stanislaus912991413
Tulare856141082
San Francisco56614669
San Mateo56058629
Monterey52340625
Solano47422356
Santa Barbara47035548
Merced44807664
Sonoma42912412
Placer41881468
Imperial38128769
Kings35038358
San Luis Obispo31294358
Madera26005311
Shasta25917440
Butte25295309
Santa Cruz22028222
Yolo21451257
Marin18342248
El Dorado18166161
Sutter14494181
Napa13372104
Yuba1070088
Tehama10230129
Humboldt10043117
Nevada9914103
Mendocino848894
Lassen792355
San Benito775977
Tuolumne767790
Lake6990110
Amador573766
Siskiyou470954
Glenn455136
Calaveras435685
Del Norte371242
Colusa323519
Inyo254345
Plumas19127
Mono18294
Mariposa156718
Trinity98817
Modoc7475
Unassigned2430
Sierra2170
Alpine1060
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