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State health officials release the latest figures on Dec. 23 as vaccinations increase in Oregon.

PMG GRAPHIC - New COVID-19 fires were released Wednesday.The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,000 new daily cases and 21 more deaths Wednesday as vaccinations against the virus increased in the state.

The OHA reported 1,000 new confirmed and presumptive cases on Dec. 23, bringing the state total to 105,970. The agency also reported 21 deaths, raising the state's toll to 1,403.

State health officials also said that 2,449 more doses of vaccine were administered Dec. 22, raising the total number of first vaccine doses in the state to 10,407. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals and long-term care facilities.

And the OHA said the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon was 527 on Wednesday, which is three more than Tuesday. There are 109 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 10 fewer than the day before.

State health officials also released their weekly report on the pandemic on Wednesday. It showed a drop in weekly cases and hospitalizations, but a record high in weekly deaths.

OHA reported 8,745 new daily cases during the week of Monday, Dec. 14, through Sunday, Dec. 20. They represented both a 5% decrease over the previous week and a second straight week of declining cases.

There were 437 persons hospitalized for COVID-19, an 11% decline from the previous week. There were 186 COVID-19 associated deaths, a pandemic high.

There were 167,335 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Dec. 13 through Dec. 19. The percentage of positive tests dipped to 6.3%.

People age 20 to 49 accounted for 55% of the cases, while people 70 and older have accounted for 76% of the deaths.

The new cases reported Wednesday are in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (16), Clackamas (64), Clatsop (18), Columbia (10), Coos (7), Crook (3), Deschutes (41), Douglas (10), Grant (1), Hood River (5), Jackson (48), Jefferson (8), Josephine (17), Klamath (30), Lane (73), Lincoln (5), Linn (48), Malheur (20), Marion (127), Morrow (1), Multnomah (209), Polk (28), Sherman (1), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (33), Union (2), Wasco (14), Washington (117), Wheeler (3) and Yamhill (32).

Oregon's 1,383rd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Dec.17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,384th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on Dec. 4 and died on Nov. 29 at her residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon's 1,385th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on Nov. 25 and died on Dec. 19 at Oregon Health & Science University. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,386th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 22 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,387th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Nov. 13 and died on Dec. 21 at Ashland Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,388th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive on Nov. 26 and died on Dec. 17 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon's 1,389th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Jefferson County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 17 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,390th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Baker County who tested positive on Dec.19 and died on Dec. 21 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon's 1,391st COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old woman in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 8 and died on Dec. 21 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon's 1,392nd COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 21 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon's 1,393rd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 3 and died on Dec. 21 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon's 1,394th COVID-19 death is a 91-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 21 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,395th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Lincoln County who tested positive on Dec. 19 and died on Dec. 21 at Samaritan Pacific Community Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon's 1,397th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 18 at Portland VA Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,398th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 12 and died on Dec. 22. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Oregon's 1,399th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 15 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon's 1,400th COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Polk County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Dec. 21 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon's 1,401st COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Umatilla County who tested positive on Dec. 1 and died on Dec. 21 at Providence St. Mary's Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,402nd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Dec. 5 and died on Dec. 22 at Mid-Columbia Memorial Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon's 1,403rd COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Wasco County who tested positive on Dec. 15 and died on Dec. 21 at Mid-Columbia Memorial Hospital. She had underlying conditions.


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