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State health officials release a study of pediatric patients on the same day President Biden announces his national strategy to get the pandemic under control.

COURTESY OHA - A map of pediatric COVID-19 cases in Oregon from the Oregon Health Authority report.On the same day President Joe Biden announced his long-promised national strategy for getting the COVID-19 pandemic under control, the Oregon Health Authority reported 849 new cases and 11 new virus-related deaths.

During a Jan. 21 press conference, Biden released a 189-page plan, ordered a 100-day mask mandate on federal property and interstate transportation systems and promised that 50 million Americans would receive 100 vaccination doses during his first 100 days in office.

The new Oregon figures raised the official state total to 135,973 and the death toll to 1,843.

The OHA also released a report analyzing pediatric COVID-19 cases in Oregon since the beginning of the pandemic. It said that as of Jan. 5, pediatric patients — defined as people under 18 years old — accounted for 11% of the 119,488 cases. There had been seven cases of Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome in Children (MIS-C).

According to the OHA, the report indicates that while pediatric case counts have increased, pediatric patients remain far less likely than adults to develop severe cases of COVID-19. Only 0.9% of pediatric patients have been hospitalized at some point during their COVID-19 illness. Comparatively, 6.2% of adults with COVID-19 have been hospitalized.

State health officials also announced that 53% of the 479,325 COVID-19 vaccine doses distributed throughout the state had been administered by Jan. 21.

And the OHA said the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 329, which is seven fewer than the day before. There were 87 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, three fewer than on Jan. 20.

The new cases were reported in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (24), Clackamas (71), Clatsop (7), Columbia (1), Coos (10), Crook (2), Deschutes (32), Douglas (22), Gilliam (1), Harney (1), Hood River (8), Jackson (42), Jefferson (6), Josephine (21), Klamath (18), Lake (1), Lane (97), Lincoln (11), Linn (23), Malheur (18), Marion (87), Morrow (11), Multnomah (123), Polk (18), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (35), Union (6), Wallowa (1), Wasco (11), Washington (110) and Yamhill (26).

Oregon's 1,833rd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Jan. 6 and died on Jan. 14 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,834th COVID-19 death is a 94-year-old woman in Jackson County who died on Dec. 28 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 1,835th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man in Jackson County who died on Jan. 3 at his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,836th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 26 and died on Jan. 17 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,837th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Dec. 31 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,838th COVID-19 death is a 100-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 22 and died on Jan. 10 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,839th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 21 and died on Jan. 17 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center—Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,840th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Jan. 17 at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,841st COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 6 and died on Jan. 20 at Oregon Health & Science University. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,842nd COVID-19 death is a 52-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 3 and died on Jan. 6 at Hillsboro Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,843rd COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old woman in Yamhill County who tested positive on Jan. 6 and died on Jan. 17 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.


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