Oregon falls short of Brown's reopening target
Oregon did not meet Gov. Kate Brown's vaccination target to fully reopen by Monday.
Brown has said she will eliminate virtually all pandemic restrictions when 70% of residents 18 and older receive at least one vaccination against COVID-19. She set a June 21 target of meeting that milestone earlier in the month.
But the Oregon Health Authority did not report enough additional vaccinations were administered on Sunday. As of Friday, the last day when the percent was updated, 68.5% of adults had received at least one shot, leaving 51,616 to go. But on June 20, the health authority reported only 10,006 new does had been added to the immunization registry by Friday — and that only 12,724 vaccinations a day had been added for the previous week.
The demand for vaccinations has been falling and the two mass vaccination sites in Portland have closed. Brown still has the authority to lift the restrictions whenever she wants, however.
Also on Sunday, the health authority reported one new COVID-19-related death in Oregon, raising the state's death toll to 2,754, State health officials also reported 200 new cases, bringing the state total to 206,774.
The health authority also reported the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 149, which is five more than Saturday. There are 35 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is four more than yesterday.
The total number of COVID-19 positive patient bed-days in the most recent seven days is 1,102, which is an 8.7% decrease from the previous seven days, however.
The new cases were reported Sunday in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (5), Clackamas (19), Clatsop (5), Columbia (5), Crook (1), Curry (3), Deschutes (13), Douglas (6), Harney (2), Jackson (6), Jefferson (1), Josephine (10), Klamath (1), Lane (19), Linn (9), Marion (21), Multnomah (42), Polk (4), Union (3), Washington (21), Yamhill (3).
Oregon's 2,754th death is a 74-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive May 22 and died June 18 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.
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