New COVID-19 cases drop to four month low
Reported new daily cases of COVID-19 fell to their lowest level in nearly four months on Monday.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 305 new cases on Feb. 8, bring the official state total to 147,419. The previous low was 266 cases on Oct. 19.
The health authority also reported one near virus-related death on Monday, increasing the official toll to 2,024. That is a decrease from the four deaths reported in Sunday and the 17 deaths reported on Saturday.
State health officials also reported that a cumulative total of 572,400 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. That is 78% of the 734,950 doses of that have been delivered to sites across Oregon.
In addition, the health authority reported the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 221, which is nine fewer than Sunday. There are 55 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is two more than Sunday.
The new cases were reported in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (5), Clackamas (27), Columbia (3), Coos (15), Crook (1), Curry (1), Deschutes (5), Douglas (11), Jackson (8), Jefferson (1), Josephine (10), Lane (30), Lincoln (2), Linn (5), Marion (27), Multnomah (66), Polk (7), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (5), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (51) and Yamhill (17).
Oregon's 2,024th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Jan. 11 and died on Feb. 4 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
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