COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information
On This Page
- Vaccinations in Benton County
- Current Daily Case Counts
- Live Data Dashboards
- Guidance for the General Population
- County Call Center
**UPDATE: Due to the ongoing surge of the Delta variant, Benton County is resuming daily COVID-19 case counts Monday through Friday. This report includes the number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center for the time being**
Benton County only reports COVID-19 cases of Benton county residents.
Current Daily Case Count
Please note: This represents the total number of cases since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Oregon Health Authority reports presumptive cases; Benton County, Oregon reports confirmed COVID-19 cases. Presumptive means an individual is symptomatic and has been tested for COVID-19, but test results have not been reported. Confirmed means the individual's test result is positive for COVID-19. At times, there are discrepancies between the County and OHA numbers due to the time delay in administering test(s), i.e., presumptive cases, and receiving test result(s), i.e. confirmed cases.
|Currently Hospitalized with COVID-19
Please note: This includes the number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.
Please note: This represents the total number of deaths since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Benton County COVID-19 Data
In response to community requests, Benton County created the data dashboard below to provide information in a way that is easy to read and understand. By providing this data, we hope those in our community will be able to see data trends and more detailed data around COVID-19 in Benton County.
**This data is updated weekly**
Notes on Using the Dashboard:
- Disclaimer: This data should be used for informational purposes. Please contact your healthcare provider to discuss decisions regarding your personal health and safety.
- Full Screen: Users can expand the dashboard to full screen mode by clicking the arrows in the bottom right corner of the dashboard.
- Dashboard Views: Users can navigate between dashboard views by clicking on the left and right arrows at the bottom of the dashboard.
- Additional Context: Many data points and indicators have additional information that can help users better understand what they are seeing. Hovering over a data point or indicator will bring up the additional information if available.
- Request Alternate Format: Benton County is committed to accessibility. Please contact JoeHahn at email@example.com or 541-766-6851 to request this information in a different format.
- Testing: The percentage of positive tests is simply a statistical fact, not under the control of medical providers, public health, or the general public. The percentage of positive tests is not a direct measure of disease spread in a community.
- Number of Positive Tests: Out of the many COVID-19 tests conducted each day, most are negative. Some tests are positive for COVID-19, others are inconclusive. The number of positive and negative tests may not add to the total number of tests because of inconclusive results. Furthermore, the number of positive tests is larger than the number of cases, since most individuals who have COVID-19 are tested more than once during the course of their illness.
Benton County Face Covering and Mask Guidance
Effective November 30, 2021 the Benton County Board of Commissioners issued Order No. D2021-079. This order lifts the outdoor face covering requirement but still requires all individuals ages 5 and above, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when in indoor public settings.
State of Oregon Face Covering and Mask Guidance
Effective August 27, 2021 Governor Brown and the Oregon Health Authority issued OAR 333-019-1025. This order requires all individuals ages 5 and above, regardless of vaccination status, to wear face coverings when in indoor public settings.
- Please call 541-766-6120 for COVID-19 inquiries, vaccine or testing location assistance, and all other questions related to COVID-19.
- Choose a language, then press 0 to speak to a representative.
- The Call Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- Callers can also leave a message and phone number after hours for a return phone call.