Oregon's Mask Mandate

There are 47 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 3,373, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today (Sept. 8).

Oregon Health Authority reported 2,352 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today (Sept. 8), bringing the state total to 291,978.

Oregon Reports 47 deaths

Yesterday, OHA reported 47 COVID-19 related deaths. The individual ages, location and presence of underlying conditions for each of those deaths is reported below.

The number of reported deaths has increased significantly, as the surge in cases and hospitalizations continues. In response, Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen issued the following statement:

“For the past several days, OHA has reported sharp increases in the daily deaths associated with COVID-19. This grim trend follows several weeks of record, or near record, daily cases and hospitalizations. Oregonians should be prepared to see this tragic toll escalate dramatically in coming days and weeks.

“Every death from COVID-19 represents an irreplaceable – and largely preventable – loss. The people we’ve lost to COVID-19 span all age ranges, all walks of life, every corner of the state. I want to extend my deepest sympathies to everyone who today is mourning a loved one. And, I cannot forget that each one of these deaths marks a failure of our collective responsibility to take care of each other. In the Oregon I grew up in, our pioneering spirit of personal responsibility meant looking out for those around us, not just ourselves. We can prevent more people from dying by taking simple steps to stop COVID-19 from spreading and making more people sick.

“The COVID-19 vaccines are extremely safe and effective at preventing serious illness and death from the virus, including the Delta variant. I urge every Oregonian who can to get vaccinated and wear your masks when you’re in public places inside and outdoors.”

Background:

When large numbers of deceased patients cannot be moved out of hospitals in a timely fashion, it adds additional strain to already physically and emotionally burdened health care workers and the entire healthcare system.

Through Oregon’s Emergency Coordination Center, OHA is working with hospital and community partners, as well as the state medical examiner’s office, to accommodate the surge in fatalities. Through these efforts, state agencies are helping to facilitate access to technical support and resources pertaining to fatality management planning.

All Oregonians can play a role in reducing the impacts of this latest surge by getting vaccinated, wearing a mask when in indoor spaces and while in crowded outdoor settings, and by avoiding activities that may increase the risk of spreading the disease.

Cases and COVID-19 deaths

The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (13), Benton (40), Clackamas (137), Clatsop (6), Columbia (18), Coos (154), Crook (30), Curry (37), Deschutes (86), Douglas (132), Gilliam (2), Grant (2), Harney (19), Hood River (5), Jackson (201), Jefferson (8), Josephine (86), Klamath (85), Lake (21), Lane (142), Lincoln (12), Linn (118), Malheur (82), Marion (257), Morrow (6), Multnomah (147), Polk (64), Tillamook (15), Umatilla (115), Union (7), Wallowa (2), Wasco (29), Washington (135) and Yamhill (139).

Oregon’s 3,327th COVID-19 death is a 62-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 17 and died on Sept. 3 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,328th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 4 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,329th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Sept. 4 at Bay Area Hospital. He had no underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,330th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man from Clackamas County who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 24 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,331st COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man from Coos County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 5 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,332nd death is a 90-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 4 at Bay Area Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,333rd COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old man from Deschutes County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 6 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,334th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman from Coos County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,335th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,336th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,337th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man from Douglas County who first became symptomatic on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 5 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,338th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 8 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,339th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 7 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,340th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 3; location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,341st COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 7 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,342nd death is an infant boy from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Sept. 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,343rd COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 3 at Hillsboro Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,344th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,345th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 5 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,346th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,347th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 7 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,348th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Sept. 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,349th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,350th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 6 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,351st COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old man from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 2 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,352nd death is an 87-year-old woman from Josephine County who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 5 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,353rd COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 3 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,354th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 6 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,355th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 7 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,356th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Aug. 29 and died on Sept. 7 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,357th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old man from Linn County who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died on Sept. 4 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,358th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Sept. 6 and died on Sept. 6 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,359th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 22 and died on Aug. 31 at Santiam Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,360th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 2 at Santiam Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,361st COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 18 and died on Sept. 4 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,362nd death is a 69-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 14 and died on Sept. 5 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,363rd COVID-19 death is a 34-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on July 30 and died on Sept. 5 at Legacy Silverton Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,364th COVID-19 death is a 24-year-old man from Marion County who tested positive on July 18 and died on Aug. 30 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,365th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 6 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,366th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Sept. 5 and died on Sept. 6 at Adventist Health Tillamook. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,367th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 3 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,368th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 16 and died on Sept. 5 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,369th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on Aug. 4 and died on Sept. 5 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,370th COVID-19 death is a 20-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive on July 29 and died on Sept. 4 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,371st COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old woman from Polk County who tested positive on Sept. 2 and died at her residence. Date of death and presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 3,372nd death is a 62-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on July 3 and died on Sept. 6 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,373rd COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Sept. 6 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

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