Vaccinations continue as COVID-19 cases and death keep increasing
The Oregon Health Authority reported 666 new cases of COVID-19 and three additional virus-related deaths on Monday, Jan. 18. All three who died had underlying conditions.
State health officials also reported more progress on vaccinating Oregonians against the novel coronavirus. According to the Health Authority, 65% of vaccination donations at delivery sites have now been administered. The officials said 335,075 doses have been delivered across the state, with 216,925 first and second doses being administered by Monday.
The agency also reported the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in the state is 342, which is 19 fewer than yesterday. There are 94 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit beds, which is one fewer than yesterday.
The new cases increase the official state total to 133,851 and the additional death bring the official toll to 1,803.
The new cases were reported in the following counties: Benton (10), Clackamas (57), Columbia (6), Coos (1), Crook (9), Deschutes (51), Douglas (11), Hood River (3), Jackson (40), Jefferson (2), Josephine (9), Lake (1), Lane (81), Lincoln (5), Linn (8), Malheur (4), Marion (79), Morrow (6), Multnomah (140), Polk (9), Umatilla (29), Wasco (10), Washington (87), Yamhill (8).
The new deaths include:
• A 90-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive Jan. 4 and died Jan. 8 at her residence.
• A 55-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive Dec. 27 and died Jan. 16 at Salem Hospital.
• A 99-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive Jan. 3 and died Jan. 15 at her residence.
Updated information is available for Oregon's 1,800th death: Her place of death was confirmed as her residence.
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