The Oregon Health Agency reported on Thursday reported five deaths from COVID-19 and 763 cases of coronavirus.
Daily cases fell slightly over the past week, and the number of hospitalizations with COVID-19 also dropped from last spring’s peak.
The Kate Brown government on Thursday announced changes to capacity limits in gyms and theaters. Twenty-four Oregon counties, including the counties of Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas, are subject to “high risk”; restrictions that face more nuanced adjustments.
Gyms and theaters in high-risk areas can accommodate a maximum of 10% or 50 indoor guests, whichever is larger. That’s a change from the old rule that required maximum indoor occupancy at 25% or 50 people, whichever is less.
Although the specifics will vary by business. But a general change will bring more people inside.
Vaccine: Oregon reported 36,259 new doses, a total of 23,539 Wednesday and the remainder from the previous day.
New cases by district: Baker (12), Benton (14), Clackamas (38), Clatsop (3), Columbia (9), Coos (3), Crook (14), Curry (4), Deschutes (95), Douglas (13), Grant (3), Harney (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (38), Jefferson (4), Josephine (9), Kiamath. (31), Lake (1), Lane (70), Lincoln (2), Linn (42), Malheur (5), Marion (72), Morrow (1), Multnomah (115), Polk (20), Tillamook. (1), Umatilla (9), Union (1), Wallowa (2), Wasco (2), Washington (107) and Yamhill (20).
Who died: Oregon’s 2,510 death linked to COVID-19 was 69-year-old Josephine County woman positive on April 4 and died April 30 at a home. Her
The 2,511th death was a 91-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive on April 28 and died May 4 at Providence Medford Medical Center.
Oregon’s 2,512 death was a 50-year-old Klamath County male who tested positive on April 20 and died May 4 at Sky Lakes Medical Center.
The 2,513 deaths were a 63-year-old Linn County male who tested positive on April 15 and died May 3 at Salem Hospital.
Oregon’s 2,514 death was a 68-year-old Marion County man who tested positive on April 20 and died May 4 at Salem Hospital.
Each person has an underlying health condition or whether a government official is confirming that the person has the underlying condition.
Hospitalization: A total of 328 confirmed COVID-19 patients were hospitalized, two down from Wednesday, including seven of 90 critically ill, as of Tuesday.
From the start: Oregon reported 189,162 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,514 deaths, the lowest per capita population in the country. To date, the state has reported 3,159,283 vaccines, 1,353,250 fully vaccinated and partially vaccinated 548,994.
For more information and trends, visit https://projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/
– Brad Schmidt; email@example.com; 503-294-7628; @_brad_schmidt