The Oregon Department of Health reported 248 new coronavirus cases and 2 deaths on Monday, and the number of cases and hospitalizations continued to climb.
In the past week, Oregon currently has an average of 423 cases per day, and Monday’s hospitalization reached 177. Both are the highest levels in seven weeks, but are well below their respective autumn peaks.
In the past two weeks, the average daily number of cases has increased by 54%, while the number of active hospitalizations has increased by 53% during the same period.
Throughout the pandemic, the number of hospitalizations increased after the surge in cases, which eventually led to a surge in deaths. However, as more and more Oregonians begin to get vaccinated, especially Oregonians who are most vulnerable to COVID-1
Oregon recorded 75 deaths in March, the lowest level since September, although with the state’s compilation of death records, the number of deaths in March may still increase.
A recent modelling conducted by the Oregon Health and Science University indicates that by May, the number of cases may increase to about 1,000 per day, while the number of active hospitalizations will increase to about 300. Governor Kate Brown said the state is vaccinating more Oregonians before spreading more infectious viruses.
vaccine: The State of Oregon reported 22,131 newly administered doses, including 14,314 on Sundays and the rest for the previous few days.
The new cases are divided by county: Benton (3), Clatsop (2), Columbia (18), Crook (1), Deschutes (14), Douglas (11), Grant (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (19), Josephine (11) , Lane (29), Lincoln (5), Lynn (17), Marion (29), Multnomah (58), Polk (13), Tillamook (2), Vasco (1 ) And Yam Hill (13).
Who died: The 2393th death from COVID-19 in Oregon was a 98-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive on February 14 and died at his residence on March 15.
The 2394th death was a 90-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive on March 26 and died at Asante Sanhe Medical Center on April 3.
Both men have underlying health conditions.
Hospitalization: The 177 confirmed COVID-19 cases were hospitalized, an increase of 27 from Sunday. This includes 42 intensive care patients, one less than Sunday.
Since the beginning: Oregon has reported 167,128 confirmed or speculated infections and 2,394 deaths, the lowest per capita country in the United States. To date, the state has reported 1,998,429 vaccination doses.
To view more coronavirus data and trends, please visit https://projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/
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