Oregon coronavirus update, Jan 27: 7,871 new cases, 19 deaths

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To provide our community with important public safety information, the Statesman Journal is making this daily update related to the coronavirus free to read.

We'll update this story with the latest news about coronavirus and its effects in Oregon on Thursday, Jan. 27.

7,871 new cases, 19 deaths

The Oregon Health Authority reported an additional 7,871 cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, along with 19 deaths.

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Marion County accounted for 989 cases, while Polk County had 174.

Of those whose deaths were reported one was from Marion County — a 57-year-old woman who died Jan. 26 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center — and one was from Polk County — an 85-year-old man who died Jan. 18 at Salem Hospital.

Hospitals statewide are treating 1,130 patients with COVID-19, including 169 in intensive care unit beds. Modeling from Oregon Health and Science University predicts hospitalizations will peak within the next few days.

The state's adult ICU bed capacity is at 91% and non-ICU bed capacity is at 94%.

Public health officials are asking Oregonians to follow coronavirus public health guidelines, including wearing masks indoors and in crowded outdoor locations, keeping distance from other people and staying home when you have tested positive or suspect you have symptoms of COVID-19.

Most cases still among unvaccinated

During the week of Jan. 16-23, the state recorded 40,594 coronavirus cases, 71% of which were among unvaccinated people, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday in its weekly vaccine breakthrough case report.

However, due to the surge in cases associated with the omicron variant, ascertainment of vaccination status has not kept up. OHA said the vaccination status of about one-third of recent cases is unknown.

The median age of a breakthrough case during this period was 46. To date, 2.9% of vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 0.7% have died.

COVID-19 patients at Salem Health

Coronavirus patient numbers at Salem Health on Thursday, Jan. 27:

  • 124: Total COVID-19 inpatients, 57% unvaccinated.

  • 9: COVID-19 patients in the ICU.

  • 5: COVID-19 patients on a ventilator.

COVID-19 by the numbers statewide

Here's the most recent data from the Oregon Health Authority, as of Thursday, Jan. 27:

  • 6,067: People who have died from COVID-19.

  • 613,221: Total cases of COVID-19.

  • 1,130: COVID-19 patients in hospitals.

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Oregon COVID-19 cases by county

Here are the number of cases, both tested positive and presumptive, and deaths as of Thursday, Jan. 27:

  • Baker: 2,880 cases, 41 deaths.

  • Benton: 12,337 cases, 51 deaths.

  • Clackamas: 52,944 cases, 479 deaths.

  • Clatsop: 3,939 cases, 37 deaths.

  • Columbia: 6,399 cases, 68 deaths.

  • Coos: 9,153 cases, 130 deaths.

  • Crook: 5,145 cases, 62 deaths.

  • Curry: 2,776 cases, 41 deaths.

  • Deschutes: 40,430 cases, 231 deaths.

  • Douglas: 17,249 cases, 331 deaths.

  • Gilliam: 248 cases, 4 deaths.

  • Grant: 1,454 cases, 18 deaths.

  • Harney: 1,389 cases, 35 deaths.

  • Hood River: 3,070 cases, 40 deaths.

  • Jackson: 37,070 cases, 430 deaths.

  • Jefferson: 6,348 cases, 71 deaths.

  • Josephine: 14,040 cases, 296 deaths.

  • Klamath: 12,159 cases, 181 deaths.

  • Lake: 1,225 cases, 23 deaths.

  • Lane: 48,058 cases, 402 deaths.

  • Lincoln: 5,744 cases, 64 deaths.

  • Linn: 22,374 cases, 222 deaths.

  • Malheur: 7,501 cases, 97 deaths.

  • Marion: 60,091 cases, 581 deaths.

  • Morrow: 2,781 cases, 26 deaths.

  • Multnomah: 99,887 cases, 960 deaths.

  • Polk: 13,009 cases, 116 deaths.

  • Sherman: 288 cases, 3 deaths.

  • Tillamook: 3,119 cases, 54 deaths.

  • Umatilla: 20,623 cases, 192 deaths.

  • Union: 4,453 cases, 66 deaths.

  • Wallowa: 1,089 cases, 14 deaths.

  • Wasco: 4,420 cases, 50 deaths.

  • Washington: 74,169 cases, 472 deaths.

  • Wheeler: 207 cases, 3 death.

  • Yamhill: 15,153 cases, 176 deaths.

Source: Oregon Health Authority

This article originally appeared on Salem Statesman Journal: Coronavirus latest update: Oregon reports 7,871 new cases, 19 deaths

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