Official updates on the coronavirus (COVID-19)


Facts and frequently asked questions —

Testing:

Lane County (as of Jan. 14 at noon)  

Lane County Public Health notified of 61 additional positive COVID-19 cases since yesterday (Jan. 13). This makes a total of 8,052 cases. Lane County remains in the "Extreme" risk category under the state metrics of COVID-19 spread. 

  • 8,052 (+61) total cases (Note: that this includes confirmed and presumptive.)

Of cases confirmed and presumptive: 

  • Hospitalized: 32 (-1) 
  • ICU: 9 (of the 32)
  • Deaths: 107 (+2) 
  • Infectious 415 (-42) 
  • Persons being monitored: 594 (+72)
  • COVID-19 cases by zip code as of Jan. 15 — 97439: 125

Local Vaccine Roll-Out Information:

Lane County has received 1,200 doses as of Jan. 8. In accordance with OHA sequencing guidance, these doses are being distributed to health care providers, congregate care setting staff, and first responders in group 1A. Additionally, OHA is distributing doses directly to medical providers who have enrolled to receive doses, EMS, and our hospital groups. 

For data regarding Lane County testing, patient status, case ZIP codes and more is available at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/localdata

The State of Oregon has created a COVID-19 web page with resources at http://coronavirus.oregon.gov.

Community Call Center

  • Lane County has a call center to answer community questions regarding the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The call center, which can be reached by calling 541-682-1380, is part of the Joint Information Center (JIC) established March 9, 2020 by Lane County Health & Human Services to get the most accurate information out to community members. — Lane County Public Health

Douglas County as of Jan 14 at noon:

There are 13 people with new positive test results and 1 new presumptive to report since the noon case update Jan. 13. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,636.  Currently, there are 11 Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and three out-of-the-area.

Vaccine Distribution to Local Public Health

Local Public Health has received 500 more COVID-19 vaccines, and they have been distributed to approved local health care providers in Douglas County for immediate vaccination of ELIGIBLE Douglas County residents in accordance with the priority group guidelines and criteria set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  Right now, we are still working through the identified priority populations in the first group (1a). (Click here for the most up-to-date list of eligible residents).  We ask for your continued patience, as we work through the maze of changes, logistic issues and limited vaccine distribution.  

COVID-19 cases by zip code as of Jan. 15:

97424: 276  

97426: 213 

Oregon Health Authority: (as of Jan. 15 at 12:01 a.m.)

There are 29 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,737, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today (Jan. 15). OHA reported 1,152 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 130,246.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 415, which is 19 fewer than Jan. 14. There are 101 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two fewer than yesterday.

More information about hospital capacity can be found here.

Cases and deaths:

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (7), Benton (23), Clackamas (70), Clatsop (11), Columbia (15), Coos (11), Crook (12), Curry (1), Deschutes (82), Douglas (16), Harney (6), Hood River (9), Jackson (75), Jefferson (12), Josephine (18), Klamath (17), Lake (3), Lane (94), Lincoln (2), Linn (23), Malheur (14), Marion (137), Morrow (9), Multnomah (185), Polk (13), Umatilla (60), Union (19), Wasco (14), Washington (162), Wheeler (2) and Yamhill (30). 

Note: Updated information is available for Oregon’s 1,582nd death reported on Jan 9. He is an 89-year-old man from Josephine County. He was originally reported as a Jackson County case.

  • Oregon’s 1,709th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 26 and died on Nov.30 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,710th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Oct.14 and died on Nov. 28 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,711th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Oct. 29 and died on Nov. 19 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,712th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 8 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,713th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec.15 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,714th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec.13 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,715th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old woman in Hood River County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,716th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old woman in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec.1 and died on Dec. 10 at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,717th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 10 and died on Dec. 12 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,718th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Nov. 27 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,719th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Jan. 11 at Oregon Health Sciences University. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,720th COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Nov. 28 and died on Dec.12 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,721st COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive on Oct. 28 and died on Dec. 8 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,722nd COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Linn County who tested positive Jan. 6 and died on Jan. 11 at Albany General Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,723rd COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old man in Linn County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Jan. 1 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,724th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 16 and died on Nov. 26 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,725th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 20 and died on Dec. 6 at Providence Portland Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 1,726th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 2 and died on Dec. 13 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,727th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 30 and died on Dec. 6 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,728th COVID-19 death is a 98-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died on Dec. 10 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,729th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 21 and died on Dec. 6 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,730th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 7 and died on Dec. 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,731st COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Multnomah County who became symptomatic after contact with a confirmed case and died on Dec. 3 at her residence.  She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,732nd COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 21 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,733rd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Jan. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,734th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 25 and died on Jan. 12 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,735th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 8 and died on Jan. 11 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,736th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old man in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 4 and died on Jan.10 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1,737th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 11 and died on Dec. 19 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Stay informed about COVID-19:

Oregon response: The Oregon Health Authority and Oregon Office of Emergency Management lead the state response.

To see more case and county level data, please visit the Oregon Health Authority website, which OHA updates once a day: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

Links to county, state, national and global health organizations:

 

Community Call Center

Lane County has opened a call center to answer community questions regarding the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19.  The call center, which can be reached by calling 541-682-1380, is part of the Joint Information Center (JIC) established March 9, 2020 by Lane County Health & Human Services to get the most accurate information out to community members. — From Lane County Public Health

To see more case and county level data, please visit the Oregon Health Authority website, which OHA updates once a day: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.

Lane County Public Health information

— Prevention

  • Lane County Public Health is encouraging residents to practice social distancing wherever possible.
  • Social distancing means:
  • Cover your cough. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and then throw the tissue away. If you don't have a tissue, cough into your elbow.
  • Don't shake hands. Avoid unnecessary contact by not shaking hands, hugging or kissing as greetings. Find other, non-contact ways to say hello.
  • Leave space. Maintain a 6-foot radius between yourself and others in public spaces. (Droplets that may carry influenza and COVID-19 can commonly travel up to 6 feet.)
  • Think it through. If you would normally reconsider attending an event during flu season, reconsider it now. People over 60 and those with pre-existing respiratory, cardiac conditions, or who are immuno-compromised should avoid all large gatherings.

— Seniors and At-Risk Populations

People over 60 and those with pre-existing cardio and respiratory conditions, as well as those who are immunocompromised are urged to avoid large gatherings.

Large gatherings are those voluntary activities that do not allow people the option to maintain a distance of 6 feet from others. Large gatherings may include church services, movies, concerts and performances or similar events. We urge residents who meet the criteria above to be cautious about attending any event that brings large groups of people together in a confined area.

We encourage everyone to make use of technology (FaceTime, video calls, and other tools) to stay in touch with senior community members. Isolation can be unhealthy, especially for elderly community members who live alone. Staying in touch can help people remain connected to their loved ones and their communities.

• A list of primary immune deficiencies is available from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.: https://www.niaid.nih.gov/diseases-conditions/types-pidds

• A list of cardiovascular conditions is available from the Centers for Disease Control:

https://www.cdc.gov/heartdisease/other_conditions.htm

Common respiratory illnesses include: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, pleural effusion. Other factors that increase risk include: smoking, allergies and other respiratory illness.

— Large Events

On March 11, 2020, Oregon.gov posted that Governor Kate Brown announced the following measures to slow the spread of COVID-19: 

  1. Large gatherings: All large gatherings over 250 people will be canceled statewide effective immediately for four weeks. A gathering is defined as any event in a space in which appropriate social distancing of a minimum of three feet cannot be maintained.
  1. Schools: In addition to previous guidance issued on March 8, 2020 to keep schools open, all non-essential school-associated gatherings and group activities should be canceled — such as group parent meetings, field trips, and competitions: https://www.oregon.gov/ode/students-and-family/healthsafety/Pages/COVID19.aspx
  1. Workplace: Recommended implementation of distancing measures including an increased physical space between employees in offices and worksites, limited in-person meetings, limited travel, and staggered work schedules where possible.
  1. Long-Term Care and Assisted Living: Strict limitations announced this week by the Oregon Health Authority and Department of Human Services remain in place: https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ERD/Pages/New-guidance-long-term-care-facilities-limit-exposure-COVID-19.aspx

Oregon Health Authority (PHA) information

— What is novel coronavirus?

Novel coronavirus is a virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019. Health experts are concerned because little is known about the new virus. It has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people and there is not a treatment.

How does novel coronavirus spread?

Health experts are still learning the details about how this new coronavirus spreads. Other coronaviruses spread from an infected person to others through:

  • The air by coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hands
  • Touching an object or surface with the virus on it, then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

— How severe is novel coronavirus?

Experts are still learning about the range of illness from novel coronavirus. Reported cases have ranged from mild illness (similar to a common cold) to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization. So far, death have been reported mainly in older adults who had other health conditions.

— What are the symptoms?

People who have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus have reported symptoms that may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus:

Fever

Cough

Difficulty breathing

— What should I do if I have symptoms?

Call your healthcare provider to identify the safest way to receive care. Let them know if you have traveled to an affected area within the last 14 days.

— Who is at risk for novel coronavirus?

Currently the risk to the general public is low. At this time, there are a small number of individual cases in the US. To minimize the risk of spread, health officials are working with healthcare providers to promptly identify and evaluate any suspected cases.

Travelers to and from certain areas of the world may be at increased risk. See wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel for the latest travel guidance from the CDC.

— How is novel coronavirus treated?

There are no medications specifically approved for coronavirus. Most people with mild coronavirus illness will recover on their own by drinking plenty of fluids, resting and taking pain and fever medications. However, some cases develop pneumonia and require medical care of hospitalization.

— How can I prevent from getting novel coronavirus?

If you are traveling overseas (to China but also other places) follow the CDC’s guidance: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel.

Right now, the novel coronavirus has not been spreading widely in the United States, so there are no additional precautions recommended for the general public. Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent coronavirus:

  • Wash hands often with soap and water. If not available, use hand sanitizer
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands
  • Avoid contact with people who are sick
  • Stay home while you are sick and avoid close contact with others
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or sleeve when coughing or sneezing
  • Currently, there are no vaccines available to prevent novel coronavirus infections.

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