Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in Oregon

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February 25, 2022
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Counties with the lowest hospital bed capacity in Oregon

The vaccine deployment in December 2020 signaled a turning point in the COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of May 2021, 40% of the U.S. population was fully vaccinated. But as vaccination rates lagged over the summer, new surges of COVID-19 came, including Delta in the summer of 2021, and now the Omicron variant, which comprises the majority of cases in the U.S.

Researchers around the world have reported that Omicron is more transmissible than Delta, making breakthrough and repeat infections more likely. Early research suggests this strain may cause less severe illness than Delta and the original virus, however, health officials have warned an Omicron-driven surge could still increase hospitalization and death rates—especially in areas with less vaccinated populations.

The United States as of Feb. 24 reached 942,985 COVID-19-related deaths and nearly 78.7 million COVID-19 cases, according to Johns Hopkins University. Currently, 64.8% of the population is fully vaccinated, and 43.4% have received booster doses.

Stacker compiled a list of the counties with the lowest in-patient bed capacity in Oregon using data from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and vaccination data from Covid Act Now. Counties are ranked by the percent of in-patient hospital beds filled as of Feb. 23, with the percent of hospital beds filled by COVID-19 patients serving as a tiebreaker. Hospitalization data was available for about 77% of counties in the U.S. Keep reading to see what hospital capacity looks like in your county.

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#32. Morrow County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 33.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 61.6% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 84% full in Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 103 (12 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#31. Wallowa County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 34.0% (3.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 60.5% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 84% full in Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 319 (23 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 58.4% (4,213 fully vaccinated)
--- -14.9% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#30. Clatsop County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 37.0% (7.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 57.0% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 16.0% (2.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 81.0% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 149 (60 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 65.4% (26,307 fully vaccinated)
--- -4.7% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#29. Tillamook County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 39.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 54.7% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 30.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 64.3% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 189 (51 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 63.8% (17,248 fully vaccinated)
--- -7.0% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#28. Malheur County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 40.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 53.5% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 62.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 26.2% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 160 (49 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 47.0% (14,367 fully vaccinated)
--- -31.5% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#27. Linn County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 43.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 50.0% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 66.0% (17.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 21.4% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 308 (399 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.7% (71,021 fully vaccinated)
--- -20.3% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#26. Umatilla County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 47.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 45.3% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 70.0% (42.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 16.7% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 176 (137 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.7% (42,604 fully vaccinated)
--- -20.3% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#25. Lincoln County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 47.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 45.3% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 87.0% (27.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 3.6% more full than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 246 (123 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 70.1% (35,006 fully vaccinated)
--- 2.2% higher vaccination rate than Oregon
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#24. Union County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 50.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 41.9% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 40.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 52.4% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 130 (35 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 48.5% (13,026 fully vaccinated)
--- -29.3% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#23. Lake County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 53.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 38.4% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 84% full in Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 267 (21 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 39.0% (3,071 fully vaccinated)
--- -43.1% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#22. Baker County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 55.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 36.0% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 83.0% (25.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 1.2% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 248 (40 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 69.6% (11,229 fully vaccinated)
--- 1.5% higher vaccination rate than Oregon
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#21. Benton County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 58.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 32.6% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 79.0% (6.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 6.0% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 253 (235 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 74.0% (68,821 fully vaccinated)
--- 7.9% higher vaccination rate than Oregon
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#20. Josephine County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 66.0% (17.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 23.3% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 60.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 28.6% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 289 (253 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 49.5% (43,334 fully vaccinated)
--- -27.8% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#19. Douglas County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 67.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 22.1% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 55.0% (11.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 34.5% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 242 (269 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 52.1% (57,841 fully vaccinated)
--- -24.1% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#18. Jackson County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 67.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 22.1% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 84.0% (22.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 0.0% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 302 (668 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 57.4% (126,808 fully vaccinated)
--- -16.3% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#17. Coos County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 68.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 20.9% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 90.0% (34.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 7.1% more full than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 216 (139 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 56.5% (36,464 fully vaccinated)
--- -17.6% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#16. Jefferson County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 68.0% (4.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 20.9% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 84% full in Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 219 (54 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.1% (15,301 fully vaccinated)
--- -9.5% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#15. Hood River County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 70.0% (3.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 18.6% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 83.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 1.2% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 222 (52 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 83.6% (19,559 fully vaccinated)
--- 21.9% higher vaccination rate than Oregon
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#14. Wasco County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 73.0% (20.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 15.1% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 14.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 83.3% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 266 (71 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 64.6% (17,244 fully vaccinated)
--- -5.8% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#13. Clackamas County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 73.0% (11.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 15.1% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 55.0% (17.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 34.5% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 153 (641 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.0% (284,267 fully vaccinated)
--- -0.9% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#12. Harney County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 73.0% (13.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 15.1% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 60.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 28.6% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 379 (28 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 45.6% (3,369 fully vaccinated)
--- -33.5% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#11. Yamhill County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 75.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 12.8% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 71.0% (23.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 15.5% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 189 (202 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.3% (66,752 fully vaccinated)
--- -9.2% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#10. Deschutes County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 75.0% (15.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 12.8% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 73.0% (21.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 13.1% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 234 (462 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 68.3% (134,975 fully vaccinated)
--- -0.4% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#9. Grant County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 75.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 12.8% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 84% full in Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 181 (13 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: not available
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#8. Klamath County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 76.0% (27.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 11.6% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 77.0% (41.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 8.3% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 237 (162 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.0% (34,128 fully vaccinated)
--- -27.1% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#7. Washington County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 82.0% (9.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 4.7% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 86.0% (19.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 2.4% more full than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 164 (989 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 75.2% (452,366 fully vaccinated)
--- 9.6% higher vaccination rate than Oregon
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#6. Crook County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 83.0% (5.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 3.5% more availability than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 0.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 100.0% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 266 (65 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 50.4% (12,295 fully vaccinated)
--- -26.5% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#5. Multnomah County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 88.0% (11.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 2.3% more full than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 84.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 0.0% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 153 (1,245 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 78.1% (634,496 fully vaccinated)
--- 13.8% higher vaccination rate than Oregon
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#4. Curry County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 89.0% (20.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 3.5% more full than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 84% full in Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 222 (51 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 54.8% (12,552 fully vaccinated)
--- -20.1% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#3. Marion County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 90.0% (16.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 4.7% more full than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 70.0% (21.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 16.7% more availability than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 196 (683 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 61.9% (215,348 fully vaccinated)
--- -9.8% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#2. Polk County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 90.0% (0.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 4.7% more full than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: data not available
--- 84% full in Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 220 (189 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 62.5% (53,843 fully vaccinated)
--- -8.9% lower vaccination rate than Oregon
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#1. Lane County, OR

- Inpatient beds occupied: 98.0% (12.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 14.0% more full than Oregon overall
- ICU beds occupied: 92.0% (10.0% by COVID-19 patients)
--- 9.5% more full than Oregon overall
- Cases per 100k in last 7 days: 247 (945 cases)
- Population that is fully vaccinated: 66.7% (254,894 fully vaccinated)
--- -2.8% lower vaccination rate than Oregon

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