PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed 54 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,214 the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,129 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 96,092.

“Today’s record-high death toll tragically reminds us that the pandemic is far from over despite the arrival of vaccines in Oregon,” said Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority. “These Oregonians and the ones who passed before them were loved ones who will be dearly missed by their families, for whom we express our sincerest condolences.”


Oregonians can continue to work together to prevent more lives being lost to the virus by doing the following:

  • Maintain 6 feet of physical distance; 
  • Wear a face covering when outside the house; 
  • Practice good hand hygiene; 
  • Avoid any gatherings with non-household members;
  • If you start to have symptoms — even mild ones — consult with a medical provider quickly to get instructions on how to care for yourself and your household members and also whether to get tested;
  • And finally, if you get a call from public health, answer it, and take their advice on how to protect yourself and those around you.

The rising case count that surged in November is one factor attributed to today’s record-high death count. The counting of deaths from death certificates may take time to process because they are determined by physicians and then sent to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for further review before the cause of death is ultimately determined.  Once this information is confirmed, the information is reported back with a final cause of death to states. This lagging indicator is now being captured today.

COVID-19 hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 544, which is five more than yesterday. There are 112 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is nine fewer 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.

Cases and deaths

Oregon Health Authority reported 1,129 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today bringing the state total to 96,092. The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (20), Clackamas (128), Clatsop (8), Columbia (15), Coos (9), Crook (10), Curry (10), Deschutes (31), Douglas (10), Grant (2), Hood River (19), Jackson (86), Jefferson (15), Josephine (15), Klamath (22), Lake (3), Lane (111), Lincoln (3), Linn (30), Malheur (18), Marion (140), Multnomah (215), Polk (22), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (44), Union (5), Wallowa (1), Wasco (6), Washington (89), Yamhill (31).

NOTE: Oregon’s 707th and 727th COVID-19 deaths, reported on Nov. 5 and Nov. 7, are the same person. The numbers have been adjusted accordingly.

Oregon’s 1,161st COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 13 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,162nd COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Washington County who died on Nov. 24 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,163rd COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Washington County died on Dec. 7 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,164th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died on Dec. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,165th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died on Dec. 3 at Providence Medford Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,166th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Nov. 23 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,167th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 14 and died on Dec. 6 at Adventist Medical Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,168th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man in Klamath County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,169th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Linn County who died on Dec. 3 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,170th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 5 and died on Nov. 25 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,171st COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 13. Location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,172nd COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Dec. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,173rd COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Dec. 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,174th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Dec. 7 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,175th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Dec. 6 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,176th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Dec. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,177th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 11. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,178th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Lake County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died on Dec. 1 at Lake District Hospital. She had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,179th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Dec. 4 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,180th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Dec. 9 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,181st COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 29 and died on Dec. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,182nd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,183rd COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 6 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,184th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 4 at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center — Ontario. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,185th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Malheur County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Dec. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,186th COVID-19 death is a 54-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 2 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,187th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 7 and died on Nov. 19 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,188th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 15 and died on Dec. 13 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,189th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec. 13 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,190th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,191st COVID-19 death is a 57-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Nov. 19 and died on Dec. 8 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,192nd COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 7. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,193rd COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 5 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,194th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 1 and died on Nov. 29 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,195th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 5 and died on Nov. 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,196th COVID-19 death is a 47-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Dec. 1 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,197th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Nov. 18 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,199th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 18 and died on Dec. 6 at Kaiser Permanente Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,200th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died on Nov. 24 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,201st COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died on Dec. 1 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,202nd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died on Dec. 7 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,203rd COVID-19 death is a 97-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 6 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,204th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 12 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,205th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,206th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 9 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,207th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,208th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 8 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,209th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 20 and died on Nov. 30 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,210th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Nov. 20 and died on Dec. 6 at Good Shepherd Community Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,211th COVID1-9 death is a 73-year-old man in Union County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 13 at Grande Ronde Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,212th COVID-19 death is a 39-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Nov. 8 and died on Dec. 4 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 1,213th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Nov. 24 and died on Dec. 5 at Willamette Valley Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 1,214th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man in Hood River who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 14 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

NOTE: Updated information is available for Oregon’s 901st death. He is an 82-year-old man from Marion county. He was originally reported as a woman.

Mental and emotional resources for difficult times:

  • Mental and emotional health resources are available on OHA’s Safe + Strong website.
  • Or call the Safe + Strong Helpline at 800-923-4357 (800-923-HELP). The line offers free, 24-7 emotional support and resource referral to anyone who needs it — not only those experiencing a mental health crisis.