Entendiendo el avance de BA.2 en Estados Unidos y Oregon

La subvariante de Ómicron llamada BA.2 es ahora la cepa dominante del virus COVID-19 en los Estados Unidos, según los Centros para el Control y la Prevención de Enfermedades (CDC por sus siglas en español). BA.2 es aproximadamente un 33 % más contagioso que BA.1, la variante de Ómicron que provocó el aumento invernal de […]

Understanding BA.2’s rise across the U.S. and Oregon

The subvariant of Omicron called BA.2 is now the dominant strain of the COVID-19 virus in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). BA.2 is about 33% more contagious than BA.1 — the Omicron variant that caused the U.S.’s winter surge — and now represents more than 70% of […]

Lo que sabemos sobre la subvariante BA.2 de Ómicron

Es posible que haya oído hablar de la variante BA.2 del virus COVID-19. BA.2 es una subvariante de Ómicron, lo que significa que está demasiado relacionada genéticamente con la cepa Ómicron original (BA.1) para ser clasificada como una nueva variante. Hasta ahora, BA.2 ha causado menos del 1 % de los casos de COVID-19 en […]

What we know about Omicron COVID-19 subvariant BA.2

You may have heard of the BA.2 variant of the COVID-19 virus. BA.2 is a subvariant of Omicron, meaning it’s too genetically related to the original Omicron strain (BA.1) to be classified as a new variant. So far, BA.2 has caused less than 1% of COVID-19 cases in Oregon. What do we know about BA.2? […]

Guardia Nacional de Oregon sirve a su comunidad ayudando al cansado personal de los hospitales

Si bien las tasas de casos de COVID-19 están disminuyendo, las tasas actuales de hospitalización de Oregon siguen siendo altas, más de 1,000 por día. En respuesta a la presión que la variante Omicron ha ejercido sobre el sistema de atención médica del estado, la gobernadora Kate Brown solicitó a la Guardia Nacional de Oregon […]

Governor Brown, OHSU and OHA leadership urge COVID-19 vaccinations, boosters ahead of January Omicron surge

Today, Governor Brown, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) leadership shared information about the latest projection about the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon due to the new Omicron variant.

Wastewater surveillance program expected to detect Omicron spread in communities

Scientists in Oregon are searching for the Omicron variant somewhere you may not expect. In collaboration with Oregon State University (OSU), Oregon Health Authority’s wastewater surveillance program monitors sewage for variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. The program launched in September 2020 tests wastewater for COVID-19 in more than 40 communities throughout the state, covering more than 60 percent of Oregon’s population. All positive wastewater samples are sequenced to determine trends (increasing, decreasing, plateau) and which variants are circulating in communities. 

Pláticas de Salud – La nueva variante Ómicron

Nuestra prioridad es proporcionar información y recursos de salud relevantes sobre el COVID-19 y las vacunas para los habitantes de Oregon. En colaboración con Mano a Mano, cada semana hacemos una grabación con la participación de nuestros Asesores de Salud y Coordinadores de Alcance Regional del Programa de Alcance para Socios Comunitarios en el que abordamos preguntas y respuestas frecuentes de la comunidad sobre el COVID-19.

Public health officials monitor Omicron and are prepared to respond

There is still much to learn about the Omicron variant of COVID-19. We do know that viruses mutate or change constantly. To help you better understand how Oregon is monitoring this new variant and for a broad look at where we are now, we turned to Dr. Thomas Jeanne, deputy state health officer and deputy state epidemiologist, and Dr. Paul Cieslak, medical director for communicable diseases and immunizations at Oregon Health Authority (OHA).