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: 207558

Reported Deaths: 2760
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah40446614
Washington26850249
Marion23497324
Clackamas18981235
Lane13944166
Jackson11581146
Deschutes1005582
Umatilla862787
Linn565381
Yamhill479479
Klamath478278
Polk402056
Douglas391683
Josephine363872
Malheur362063
Benton327522
Jefferson237839
Coos217737
Columbia193029
Union150224
Wasco145630
Lincoln144021
Crook129523
Hood River121933
Morrow115816
Clatsop10639
Baker103115
Curry73211
Tillamook6614
Grant5527
Lake4698
Harney4369
Wallowa1945
Gilliam811
Sherman701
Wheeler351
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3812825

Reported Deaths: 63501
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles124841524472
Riverside3017994627
San Bernardino2994254886
San Diego2820523778
Orange2731705116
Santa Clara1202332199
Kern1108471405
Sacramento1080131738
Fresno1030201724
Alameda898911286
Ventura817271032
San Joaquin748081440
Contra Costa70882813
Stanislaus635861071
Tulare49823850
Monterey43858456
San Mateo42756581
San Francisco37304559
Santa Barbara34631455
Solano33797267
Merced32325481
Sonoma31026317
Imperial28908741
Placer23656300
Kings23214247
San Luis Obispo21448261
Madera16660245
Santa Cruz16262209
Marin14212230
Yolo14161212
Butte12666198
Shasta12615235
El Dorado10423117
Napa1003280
Sutter9676113
Yuba652151
San Benito611163
Lassen580825
Tehama574263
Nevada493675
Humboldt452849
Mendocino435750
Tuolumne422271
Amador374347
Lake356653
Glenn243727
Siskiyou239938
Colusa228818
Calaveras221056
Del Norte14688
Inyo143438
Mono12984
Plumas7426
Modoc5645
Mariposa4667
Trinity4246
Sierra1180
Alpine890
Unassigned330
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