PORTLAND, Ore. — There are seven new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,935, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.
Oregon Health Authority reported 1,785 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 238,463.
Vaccinations in Oregon
Today, OHA reported that 8,660 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 2,727 were initial doses and 1,073 were second doses administered on Aug. 12. The remaining 4,828 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Aug. 12.
Oregon has now administered 2,713,474 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,805,823 first and second doses of Moderna and 188,400 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
As of today, 2,542,684 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,345,390 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.
Cumulative daily totals can take several days to finalize because providers have 72 hours to report doses administered and technical challenges have caused lags in providers reporting updated information. OHA has been providing technical support to vaccination sites to improve the timeliness of their data entry into the state’s ALERT Immunization Information System (IIS).
These data are preliminary and subject to change.
Updated vaccination data are provided on Oregon’s COVID-19 data dashboards and have been updated today.
For the third day in a row, Oregon has set a new record for COVID-19 hospitalizations. The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 733, which is 63 more than yesterday.
The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.
More information about hospital capacity can be found here.
Tableau server maintenance
The dashboards and summary tables published to OHA’s Tableau Public profile will be temporarily unavailable from 4–7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 16, while Tableau engineers perform routine maintenance. OHA appreciates your patience.
Cases and deaths
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (21), Clackamas (94), Clatsop (42), Columbia (21), Coos (50), Crook (14), Curry (23), Deschutes (159), Douglas (149), Gilliam (2), Harney (1), Hood River (18), Jackson (84), Jefferson (19), Josephine (77), Klamath (21), Lake (1), Lane (280), Lincoln (17), Linn (71), Malheur (15), Marion (116), Morrow (16), Multnomah (134), Polk (27), Sherman (1), Tillamook (17), Umatilla (83), Union (22), Wallowa (6), Wasco (22), Washington (119) and Yamhill (36).
Oregon’s 2,929th COVID-19 associated death is a 56-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on July 11 and died on Aug. 10 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 2,930th COVID-19 associated death is a 90-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 11 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Oregon’s 2,931st COVID-19 associated death is a 61-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 5 and died on Aug. 11 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Oregon’s 2,932nd COVID-19 associated death is a 53-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on June 7 and died on July 22 at Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Oregon’s 2,933rd COVID-19 associated death is a 70-year-old man from Curry County who tested positive on July 28 and died on Aug. 11 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Oregon’s 2,934th COVID-19 associated death is a 95-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died on Aug. 12 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 2,935th COVID-19 associated death is a 78-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 8 and died on Aug. 11 at Bryan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Learn more about COVID-19 vaccinations
To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine situation in Oregon, including a breakdown of distribution and other important information, visit our webpage (English or Spanish).
-Oregon Health Authority
The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality, Southwest Clean Air Agency and Lane Regional Air Protection Agency issued and extended air quality advisories Friday for many parts of Oregon due to smoke from fires in Oregon, Washington, California and Canada, as well as smog in metro areas.
DEQ expects the air quality advisory to last until a least noon Monday. DEQ and partner agencies will continue to monitor wildfire smoke and ozone pollution, or smog, in these areas.
The following areas are under advisory:
Willamette Valley: Clackamas, Multnomah, Washington, Lane, Linn and Marion counties due to ozone pollution. Wildfire smoke is also impacting eastern Lane County.
Central Oregon: Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties due to smoke.
Eastern Oregon: Baker, Grant, Harney, Malheur, Morrow, Umatilla, Union and Wallowa counties due to smoke.
Southern Oregon: Curry, Douglas, Josephine, Jackson, Klamath and Lake counties due to smoke. Ozone is also impacting Jackson County.
Southern Washington: Clark, Cowlitz and Skamania counties due to smoke and ozone.
Smoke and ozone levels can change rapidly depending on weather. Check current conditions on the Oregon Smoke Information Blog, DEQ’s Air Quality Index, or by downloading the free OregonAIR app on your smartphone.
Smoke can irritate the eyes and lungs and worsen some medical conditions. People most at risk include infants and young children, people with heart or lung disease, older adults and pregnant women.
In addition, smog irritates the eyes, nose and lungs, and contributes to breathing problems. Consult your health care provider if these symptoms worsen. Ozone pollution increases throughout the day with exposure to sunlight, so pollution levels tend to be highest during afternoons and early evenings.
Protect yourself and your family when smoke or ozone levels are high:
Cloth, dust and surgical masks don’t protect from the harmful particles in smoke. N95 or P100 respirators approved by NIOSH may offer protection, but they must be properly fitted and worn. They won’t work for everyone, especially children. People with heart or lung conditions should consult their doctor before wearing a respirator. Get more information about protecting your health during wildfires.
The Oregon Health Authority officials ask the public to refill prescriptions at pharmacies – not going to emergency rooms for refills. It is also advised that refills be done early, and whenever possible, keep extra medication on hand.
To find a cleaner air space in your area: Visit 211info.org. Click the “cooling centers” list at the top of the page. Or call 211 or 1-866-698-6155, 24 hours per day, 7 days per week.
-State of Oregon Department of Environment Equality
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Jornadas de vacunación contra COVID-19:
Para brindarles bienestar a usted, a su familia, sus amigos, su trabajo, y su comunidad, hemos logrado poner a todas estas organizaciones a trabajar en beneficio de la comunidad latina.
Para vacunarse favor registrarse aquí:
Abra cada pestaña del enlace para que vean las fechas, horas y lugares. Regístrese. Asista.
Las fechas, horas y lugares para vacunas en los parques son en el área del Condado de Washington:
9 de agosto - Pío Pío Park
10 de agosto - Barsotti Park
17 de agosto - Cedar Hills Park
23 de agosto - Barrows Park
27 de agosto - Arnold Park
28 de agosto - HMT Recreation Complex
18 de septiembre - HMT Recreation Complex
23 de septiembre - Hazeldale Park
Las vacunas para niños de 12 años en adelante estarán disponible el 28 de agosto y 18 de septiembre en el HMT Recreation Complex de THPRD.
Miren bien las horas para cada parque y lugar en el enlace de arriba.
Habrán regalos en cada evento y parque además de actividades para toda la familia.
Se les entregará un Certificado de Vacunación que les servirá para mostrar en su lugar de trabajo, eventos escolares de sus hijos, asambleas de padres, y otros eventos donde se requiera su presencia.
Los esperamos. Hagan click en el enlace de arriba y escojan su fecha.
La vacuna que se ofrece es de una sola dosis Johnson & Johnson (J&J) para adultos en todas las fechas y lugares. También se ofrecerá Pfizer y Moderna de dos dosis.
Para todos y en especial para niños de 12 años en adelante la Pfizer solo en HMT Recreation Complex.
Por su familia, por sus amigos, por su trabajo, por su comunidad, hacemos esto para que pasen otro cumpleaños más libre de enfermedad, libre de tristezas, libre de preocupaciones. Queremos lo mejor para ustedes, por su bienestar, por su salud, por el de su familia y es por eso que ofrecemos estas jornadas de vacunación. Los esperamos pronto!!!!
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OREGON STATE POLICE IS REQUESTING PUBLIC ASSISTANCE IN POSSIBLE STURGEON POACHING CASE- MULTNOMAH COUNTY
The OSP Fish & Wildlife Division is asking for public assistance to identify the person(s) responsible for the suspected unlawful take of sturgeon in Multnomah County.
On July 15, 2021, the Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife North Valley Team received a call about a suspicious circumstance involving a sturgeon along NE Marine Drive along the Columbia River in Portland. The Troopers received a photograph of a male and female standing along the shoulder of Marine Drive next to a large sturgeon. A Trooper responded immediately but the suspects and the sturgeon were gone. The Trooper spoke with several of the residents at nearby transient camps and showed them the photograph, but no one could positively ID the suspects. Troopers went back to the area several times and could not locate the suspects.
The Oregon State Police is requesting that any person with information about this incident contact the TIP line and reference case number SP21-198335. Individuals wishing to remain anonymous may also contact the Oregon State Police through the Turn in Poachers line at:
TIP Hotline: 1-800-452-7888 or *OSP (677)
TIP E-Mail: TIP@state.or.us (Monitored M-F 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM)
The TIP program offers preference point rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of big game mammals.
PREFERENCE POINT REWARDS:
* 5 Points-Mountain Sheep
* 5 Points-Mountain Goat
* 5 Points-Moose
* 5 Points-Wolf
* 4 Points-Elk
* 4 Points-Deer
* 4 Points-Antelope
* 4 Points-Bear
* 4 Points-Cougar
Or the Oregon Hunters Association TIP reward fund also offers cash rewards for information leading to an arrest or issuance of a citation for the unlawful take/possession or waste of Bighorn Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat, Moose, Elk, Deer, Antelope, Bear, Cougar, Wolf, Upland Birds, Waterfowl, and Furbearers. Cash rewards can also be awarded for the unlawful take of Game Fish and Shellfish and for Habitat Destruction.
* $1,000 Mountain (Bighorn) Sheep, Rocky Mountain Goat and Moose
* $500 Elk, Deer and Antelope
* $300 Bear, Cougar and Wolf
* $300 Habitat Destruction
* $100 Upland Birds and Waterfowl
* $100 Furbearers
-Oregon State Police
The Oregon State Police and the Union County Sheriff’s Office conducted an investigation into illegal marijuana grow located at two separate properties in Union, Oregon.
Investigators were able to develop probable cause the marijuana being grown, was in fact not licensed making it illegal.
The Oregon State Police applied for and were granted a search warrant for the two properties identified during the investigation. The Oregon State Police and the Union County Sheriff’s Office successfully served the search warrant(s) on the properties identified. During the service of the search warrant(s), investigators obtained evidence at the properties associated with the illegal manufacturing of marijuana. No arrests have been made at this time.
The information is being sent to the Union County District Attorney’s Office for consideration.
Here is some of what was found:
Total plant count 2,168
Evidence of manufacturing edibles
Bulk cash (4k)
1 firearm seized
- Oregon State Police
The Memorial Service for Oregon State Police Sergeant John Burright will be held on August 25, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at the Salem Armory 2310 17th St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97303. The service is open to the public.
Sergeant Burright passed away on May 4, 2021, after a nearly 20-year battle after a tragic traffic incident left him with debilitating and career-ending injuries. His injuries were suffered on September 4, 2001, when he was struck at the side of Interstate 5 while assisting a disabled motorist. The incident instantly claimed the lives of Sr. Trooper Maria Mignano and Albany Police Department Officer Jason Hoerauf.
An emergency vehicle procession from Albany to the Salem Armory will precede the service.
The family requests their privacy be respected and does not wish to provide statements to the media at this time.
For planning purposes, we are inquiring of media outlets to notify us if they plan to cover the service. If multiple media outlets wish to report on the service, we ask those outlets to coordinate a pool camera.
Any questions regarding the service should be directed to the Oregon State Police PIO email account at email@example.com.
If members of the public wish to donate to support the Burright family, they may do so through the Oregon Fallen Badge Foundation. Donations may be made in person at any US Bank location or online through the “support us” tab on the Foundation’s website at www.oregonfallenbadge.com. All donations collected by the Foundation during this time will be given to the Burright family.
Obituary for John Richard Burright - https://legcy.co/3xBOWwP
-Oregon State Police
Read: "Let's all work together to end this pandemic"
Salem, OR – State Treasurer Tobias Read issued the following statement on the Covid vaccine mandate for Oregon state employees.
“I believe every person capable of getting the Covid vaccine should do so as quickly as possible. The vaccine is the safest, most effective way to stop this disease, get our kids back to school safely, help our small businesses keep their doors open, and protect our immune-compromised neighbors.
“As neighbors, as a community, as family, and as state employees, now is the time to step up for one another. We have an urgent need to reduce the spread of Covid. Even with more than 2.3 million Oregonians already vaccinated, this is not a step that should be taken lightly. But as public servants, it’s our job to protect the public. Requiring our workforce to be vaccinated protects those we serve from unnecessary exposure and risk. And it improves our ability to perform the work that Oregonians expect from us.
“This pandemic has tested us in a number of ways. It’s dangerous for us to stop seeing each other as fellow Oregonians with shared dreams and interests. Being hesitant and cautious about any required health procedure is understandable. And no one should be shamed for wanting to make the best decision for their loved ones. But there are ways for Oregonians to get their questions answered by qualified health care professionals who can confirm that the vaccine is safe, effective, and the best way to reduce the risk of serious disease. If you have questions about Covid vaccines, talk to your doctor or to a health care provider you trust. Let’s all work together to end this pandemic.”
-Oregon State Treasury
Otro verano lleno de humo amenaza a las comunidades de Oregón. Si bien la temporada de incendios provoca ansiedad, Energy Trust of Oregon quiere ofrecer a la comunidad los siguientes cinco consejos para mejorar la calidad del aire en interiores y reducir su uso de energía.
Remplace su filtro de aire con frecuencia
Por lo general, debe reemplazar su filtro de aire cada tres meses. En temporada de incendios, podría ser necesario reemplazar su filtro cada seis semanas para mantener una calidad de aire saludable en interiores y evitar el uso adicional de energía.
Cambie su sistema HVAC al modo “solo ventilar” (“fan”) temporalmente
Esto asegura que su sistema de calefacción o aire acondicionado (HVAC) esté funcionando continuamente para hacer pasar el aire de su casa a través del filtro.
Selle bien alrededor de las ventanas, puertas y aires acondicionados montados en ventanas
Si sus puertas o ventanas tienen corrientes de aire, selle bien con cinta adhesiva de espuma o de goma para evitar que el humo entre en su casa.
Evite crear partículas más finas
Evite las actividades que crean o levantan partículas más finas en el interior de su casa como fumar cigarrillos; utilizar estufas y hornos de gas, propano o leña; rociar productos en aerosol; freír o asar alimentos; encender velas o incienso; y pasar la aspiradora, a menos que utilice una aspiradora con filtro de aire particulado de alta eficiencia (HEPA).
Utilice un purificador de aire portátil o un filtro de alta eficiencia para eliminar las partículas finas del aire
Utilícelo con la mayor frecuencia posible a la máxima velocidad de ventilación.
Un portavoz de Energy Trust está disponible para ofrecer más información en español acerca de estos consejos para mantener saludable a la comunidad, mantener la comodidad de sus hogares y ahorrar en sus costos de energía durante la temporada de incendios forestales. Por favor avíseme si le interesa coordinar una entrevista sobre este tema.
Le adjunto una grafica con estos consejos. Para obtener más información acerca de la calidad del aire en interiores durante los incendios forestales, consulte estos recursos de la Agencia de Protección Ambiental de EE. UU. (EPA, por sus siglas en inglés). También puede encontrar más información útil de Energy Trust of Oregon visitando la página energytrust.org/mi-casa.
On August 6, 2021, at approximately 3:34 P.M., Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to the report of a single-vehicle crash on Highway 213 near Douglas Loop, Oregon City.
Preliminary investigation revealed a Grand Marquis, operated by Kyle Hansen, (45) of Molalla, was traveling northbound when it left the roadway, continued through a grassy shoulder, and crashed into a brick wall.
As a result of the crash, Hansen suffered fatal injuries and was pronounced deceased at the scene.
There was minimal impact on the traffic on Highway 213. A member of Oregon State Police’s Collision Reconstruction Unit responded and investigated the crash. OSP was assisted by Clackamas Fire, Clackamas ME’s Office, Oregon City Police Department, and Oregon Department of Transportation.
-Oregon State Police
On August 3, 2021, Oregon State Police Detectives served a search warrant at an illegal marijuana grow on Harpold Road, Malin, Oregon.
Information was developed that there was potentially an illegal marijuana grow at a 150-acre property on Harpold Road. Detectives investigated further and discovered over 85 – 30 foot by 100-foot greenhouses on the property that appeared to be growing illegal marijuana.
As part of the investigation, detectives determined that there were no permits obtained to legally grow hemp or marijuana on the property, for any purpose. Additionally, as the investigation continued, detectives learned there was potentially theft of water and unlawful use of groundwater occurring as part of the illegal marijuana grow. Marijuana is a very water-intensive plant and since illegal grows don’t receive water permits, these grows deplete water at even more wasteful rates with no regard for sustainability.
When the search warrant was served, detectives discovered over 22,000 illegal marijuana plants on the property. Preliminary tests confirmed the plants were marijuana and not hemp. Additionally, evidence was discovered to support the Unlawful Use or Appropriation of Ground Water.
Detectives conducted multiple interviews and seized evidence from the property. Additional follow up investigation is being conducted; however, the following charges on the property owners are going to be referred to the Klamath County District Attorney’s Office:
ORS 475B.337 Unlawful Possession of Marijuana/Hemp
ORS 475B.349 Unlawful Manufacture of Marijuana
ORS 475B.227 Conspiracy to Export Marijuana Items
ORS 537.535 Unlawful Use or Appropriation of Ground Water
Oregon State Police Klamath Falls Area Command Detectives were assisted by the Oregon State Police Southwest Region Drug Enforcement Section, Basin Interagency Narcotics Team, Klamath County Community Corrections, the Klamath Falls Police Department, the Klamath County Sheriff’s Office, and the Oregon Water Resources Department.
-Oregon State Police
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