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Only one death was reported Monday and state health officials will update the increase later.

COURTESY OHA - The Oregon Health Authority wants everyone to wear masks.The Oregon Health Authority reported 23 additional deaths from COVID-19 on Tuesday, Feb. 2, a huge increase over recent days the agency said is being reviewed and will be updated in a later press release.

In comparison, the OHA reported only one new death on Monday, Feb. 1. The addition deaths increased the state total to 1,981.

The OHA also reported the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Oregon at 262, nine fewer than the day before. There were 61 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, three fewer than on Feb. 1.

In additional, state health officials reported that 454,246 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. That is 65% of the 696,100 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

The new cases were reported in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (16), Clackamas (59), Clatsop (8), Columbia (2), Coos (10), Crook (3), Curry (2), Deschutes (18), Douglas (15), Harney (3), Hood River (7), Jackson (54), Jefferson (5), Josephine (23), Klamath (18), Lake (3), Lane (32), Lincoln (5), Linn (10), Malheur (5), Marion (42), Morrow (1), Multnomah (135), Polk (21), Sherman (3), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (25), Union (9), Wallowa (3), Wasco (4), Washington (64) and Yamhill (10).


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