The Oregon Department of Health announced 536 new COVID-19 cases and 5 new deaths on Saturday, bringing the state’s coronavirus death toll to 2,154.
At the same time, the number of new COVID-19 cases in Oregon has fallen for the second consecutive week, reaching its lowest level since late October. The state recorded 3,453 cases in the week ending February 14 (Sunday), a 15% decrease from the previous week.
Although Oregon’s daily vaccination rates have returned to pre-winter storm levels, a new analysis conducted by Oregon/OregonLive (Oregonian/OregonLive) shows that out of 31
Oregon became the last state in the United States to start providing statewide vaccinations for seniors across the state by age group, starting on February 8th at 80 years of age and above. People aged 70 to 74 in Oregon are not eligible until Monday, while those aged 65 to 69 must wait until March 1.
New cases are divided by county: Baker (4), Benton (5), Clarkmas (26), Krathorpe (2), Columbia (10), Coos (14), Liar (5), Curry (7), Deschutes (15), Douglas (20), Hood River (2), Jackson (38), Jefferson (4), Josephine (18), Klamath (5), Lake (5), Lane (41), Lincoln ( 1), Lynn (6), Marler (5)), Marion (55), Morrow (6), Multnomah (69), Polk (15), Tillamook (1) , Umatia (72), Union (1), Volora (1), Washington (66) and Yamhill (17)).
The Oregon Department of Health said the number of cases in Umatilla County was higher than expected due to the backlog of approximately 1,400 test results received on February 19. The backlog of test results is from June to January.
Who died: The 2150th COVID-19 death was an 86-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive on January 23 and died at his residence on February 7.
The second 151 COVID-19 death was a 69-year-old Linn County man who tested positive on February 18 and died on February 18.
The 2152th COVID-19 death was a 66-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive on December 23 and died at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center on January 29.
The 2153th COVID-19 death was a 70-year-old Multnomah County man who tested positive on February 17 and died at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center on February 18.
The 2154th COVID-19 death was a 90-year-old Washington County man who tested positive on December 22 and died at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center on February 7.
Every person who dies has a basic health condition, or state officials are working to determine whether the person has a basic medical condition.
Infection rate: Last Saturday, the state reported 365 new positive tests out of 10,728 tests performed, with a positive rate of 3.4%.
Who is in the hospital: The state reported that 163 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infection were hospitalized on Saturday, 13 fewer than Friday. Among them, 51 coronavirus patients are in the intensive care unit, 2 more than Friday.
vaccination: Oregon has received 781,202 of the 924,575 doses of the first and second doses, accounting for approximately 84.5% of its supply. The state of Oregon reported 25,602 new doses, including 20,646 doses on Friday and the remaining doses from the previous few days.
Since the beginning: Oregon has reported 152,711 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,154 deaths, which is the country with the lowest number per capita in the country. To date, the state has reported 3,476,515 laboratory reports from testing.
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