COVID-19 cases increasing among pediatric patients

COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are surging throughout Oregon. According to OHA’s latest Pediatric COVID-19 Report, cases are on the rise for children, too. A look at the case numbers OHA’s Pediatric COVID-19 Report provides a high-level overview of Oregon’s COVID-19 data for individuals ages 17 and younger. The newest report includes cases with onset dates […]

Updates on the Delta variant

There’s been talk in the news and online about the B.1.617.2 (Delta) variant — what it is, where it has spread and whether it’s something to be concerned about. Here’s what you need to know. Delta variant defined The Delta variant is classified by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) as a “variant […]

Governor Brown, OHA leadership discuss reopening

Governor Kate Brown was joined by OHA Director Patrick Allen and State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger to discuss Oregon’s progress towards the statewide vaccination goal and imminent reopening. Here’s what you need to know. Oregon nearing 70% vaccination goal Governor Brown proudly announced that Oregon — after more than 15 months battling the pandemic — […]

OHA long-term care facility report shows 84% of residents, 62% of staff vaccinated against COVID-19

A new Oregon Health Authority (OHA) report shows that the state’s push to vaccinate at least 75% of all long-term care facility residents and employees — through vaccine clinics and ongoing vaccination maintenance efforts — is paying off. The Oregon Health Authority Interim Long-Term Care Facility (LTCF) COVID-19 Vaccination Report shows that the percentage of vaccinated […]

OHA releases latest monthly update on breakthrough cases

Through May 31, Oregon Health Authority has identified 1,009 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases. In May, there were 16,097 cases of COVID-19 and 98% of these cases were among people who were unvaccinated. More than 9 in 10 of the 126 COVID-19 associated deaths in May were among people who were not vaccinated. The majority of […]

OHA updates methods for counting age and race data in vaccination records

OHA has adjusted how it reports race and ethnicity data on its COVID-19 dashboards for persons entered in the state’s immunization registry, also known as ALERT Immunization Information System (ALERT IIS). The change became effective in late February. The system previously counted race and ethnicity data for persons who have received a COVID-19 vaccine as […]