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COVID-19 cases, deaths continue to trend down
The number of newly reported COVID-19 cases and deaths continued trending down Sunday, Jan. 24, as state health officials also reported progress in administering vaccinations for the virus.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 582 more cases and three additional deaths Sunday. That compares to 775 cases and 13 deaths reported on Saturday, Jan. 23.
In its most recent weekly report, the OHA reported new daily cases dropped 4% during the week of Monday, Jan. 11, through Sunday, Jan. 17, from the previous week.
The OHA also reported that a cumulative total of 300,662 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered by Sunday. That is 61% of the 492,450 doses of vaccine that have been delivered to sites across Oregon.
State health officials also reported the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 310, which is the same as on Saturday. There are 80 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, a decrease of three.
The number of new cases reported Sunday raised the state total to 138,168 and the death toll to 1,880.
The new cases were reported in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (49), Coos (26), Crook (9), Curry (1), Deschutes (31), Douglas (14), Harney (1), Hood River (9), Jackson (47), Jefferson (4), Josephine (20), Klamath (26), Lake (5), Lane (49), Lincoln (6), Linn (18), Malheur (3), Marion (72), Morrow (3), Multnomah (78), Polk (18), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (16), Union (5), Wasco (2), Washington (59) and Yamhill (7).
Oregon's 1,878th COVID-19 death is a 66-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Jan. 21 and died on Jan. 20 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Oregon's 1,879th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on Jan. 14 and died on Jan. 22 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon's 1,880th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on Dec. 26 and died on Jan. 22 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
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