Oregon neared 2,000 COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, Jan. 30, as state health officials said more than 400,000 people had received at least one dose of the vaccine for the virus.
As part of the tally, the Oregon Health Authority also reported 19 new virus-related deaths, raising the toll to 1,957.
As with previous deaths, the largest block, 13, were 80 and older.
State health officials also reported 707 cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 142,416.
And, the OHA reported that 407,869 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered, or 61% of the 665,325 doses that have been delivered to sites across Oregon.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon was 280 on Saturday, which is eight fewer than Friday. There are 67 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one fewer than on Friday.
The new cases were reported in the following counties: Benton (7), Clackamas (64), Columbia (14), Coos (15), Crook (7), Curry (1), Deschutes (26), Douglas (8), Hood River (6), Jackson (42), Jefferson (8), Josephine (30), Klamath (22), Lake (1), Lane (62), Lincoln (5), Linn (18), Malheur (9), Marion (63), Morrow (7), Multnomah (122), Polk (25), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (36), Union (5), Wasco (9), Washington (82) and Yamhill (12).
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