Oregon’s health agency on Wednesday reported 1,346 confirmed or presumed coronavirus cases and 41 deaths.
The figures represent the second consecutive day of more than 40 new deaths announced, although the state said Tuesday the lengthy process of verifying some of the deaths delayed some announcements. More than 30 deaths announced Tuesday happened in 2020.
The state gave no details on the deaths announced on Wednesday. But said more information will be released today.
Oregon̵7;s death toll through Tuesday pushed the death of COVID-19 in December to 513 – more than those from March, April, May, June, July and August combined.
In the meantime, Another 9,071 coronavirus vaccine was injected Tuesday, the third-highest total per day since vaccination began in the state. As of Wednesday, nearly 130,000 first and second doses were administered, about 40 percent of the 321,225 doses delivered to Oregon.
New cases by district: Baker (16), Benton (29), Clackamas (105), Clalcop (10), Columbia (13), Coos (9), Crook (19), Deschute. Crooks (89), Douglas (25), Gilliam (1), Grant (8), Harney (2), Hood River (6), Jackson (58), Jeffer. Ridge (23), Josephine (64), Klamath (32), Lake (2), Lane (98), Lincoln (3), Linn (50), Malheur (24), Marion (97), Morrow (9), Multnomah (307), Polk (28), Tillamook (11), Umatilla (52), Union (7), Wasco (13), Washington (110) and Yamhill (26).
New deaths: The state did not provide information on any new deaths but said it would do so later on Wednesday.
The prevalence of infection: On Wednesday, the state reported 1,168 new positive results from 17,886 tests, equal to a 6.5% positive rate.
Who is infected: New infections, confirmed or presumed to occur in the following age groups: 0-9 (72); 10-19 (160); 20-29 (254); 30-39 (233); 40. -49 (197); 50-59 (158); 60-69 (129); 70-79 (78); 80 and above (46)
Who is in the hospital: The state reported that 434 Oregon residents who were confirmed to have coronavirus were hospitalized on Wednesday, more than 31 on Tuesday, of whom 103 had coronavirus cases in their rooms. More than 10 seriously ill patients on Tuesday.
The vaccine given: Oregon provided 129,782 doses of 321,225, receiving just 40% of the supply.
From the start: Oregon reported 129,109 confirmed or assumed infections and 1,708 deaths, the lowest in the country. To date, the state has reported 2,874,572 laboratories from the tests.
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