Oregon also ordered 12 million at-home COVID testing kits distributed in January
Portland, Ore. (KOIN) – With only a few days left in 2021, Oregon reported its second-highest single-day tally of COVID-19 cases amid an Omicron surge.
On Thursday, the Oregon Health Authority reported 2,948 cases, just behind 3,207 cases on August 27. This brings the statewide total to 421,263.
The OHA also reported 15 new COVID-19-related deaths on Thursday, taking the state-wide death toll to 5,655.
Health officials also announced the latest reports on successful cases of COVID-19 in vaccinated individuals. From December 19 to December 25, 6,993 cases of COVID-19 were reported, and of those cases, 4,426, or 63.3% were from unvaccinated individuals, while 2,567, or 36.7%, were vaccine success cases, according to OHA data. . ,
Officials say the average age of a successful case from December 19 to December 25 is 36. Was
Multnomah County leads the way with 641 cases – the second highest single-day tally of cases overall, followed by only 648 cases reported as of November 29, 2020.
Meanwhile, new confirmed and estimated COVID-19 cases were in the following other counties: Baker (4), Benton (61), Clackamas (269), Clatsop (12), Columbia (15), Coos (39), Crooks (26) ), Curry (11), Deschutes (286), Douglas (57), Gilliam (1), Grant (9), Harney (2), Hood River (19), Jackson (185), Jefferson (12), Josephine ( 48), Klamath (35), Lake (2), Lane (244), Lincoln (37), Lynn (75), Malhur (24), Marion (148), Morrow (6), Polk (39), Sherman ( 3), Tillamook (15), Umatilla (121), Union (11), Wallowa (5), Vasco (10), Washington (418) and Yamhill (58).
Coos County reported three resident deaths on Thursday, while Klamath, Washington and Clackamas reported two resident deaths. Union, Marion, Tillamook, Lane, Clatsop and Jackson counties each reported one resident death on Thursday.
Meanwhile, the number of patients admitted to the hospital a week ago is 101 and up 30% from the same time.
Oregon orders 12 million at-home testing kits
The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday ordered 6 million COVID-19 antigen rapid test kits from iHealth Labs. Each kit contains 2 tests, which means the state will soon have 12 million tests.
Officials said these kits would be free of cost and would be distributed throughout January. They will begin arriving at OHA’s warehouse in Wilsonville next week, and from there will be sent to the partner agencies and organizations that OHA works with.
These tests can be done at home with results available in 15 minutes.