COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Updated 9/26/2022

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Current Weekly Case Count

Benton County only reports COVID-19 cases of Benton county residents. 

Current Weekly Case Count
Week of September 19 - September 25
Benton County announces new COVID-19 cases and deaths weekly on Monday.

New Cases September 19 - September 25 90
Cumulative Cases

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 is the 7 day average of the number of people currently hospitalized with COVID-19 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center, updated daily.

Cumulative Deaths

Please note: This represents the total number of deaths since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.


CDC Community Level

This is the County's risk level as determined by the CDC. Please visit here for more information. The level is updated once a week, on Thursdays.

Low - Stay up to date on your COVID-19 vaccinations, and choose precautions based on your individual risk.

Reported cases and hospitalizations will likely continue to fluctuate, we recommend you continue to watch the community level as it is updated each week.



Live Dashboards


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 us at to request this information in a different format.

Dashboard context:

  • 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.



Guidance for General Population


General Guidance

Masking recommendations

Effective March 12, 2022, masking is no longer required in most public indoor settings. It is still required in healthcare settings, and anywhere else a proprietor has decided to continue the requirement. Universal public indoor masking is still recommended for those at high-risk of COVID-19 complications.

Learn more.

Assess your own risk, decide your own precautions

Though masking is no longer required in most situations, it is still a useful tool to prevent the transmission of COVID-19. Benton County recommends that everyone assess their personal and situational risk, and decide what COVID-19 precautions to take.

Learn more.



County Call Center

  • 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 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
  • Callers can also leave a message and phone number after hours for a return phone call.