No new COVID-19 deaths reported on anniversary of first fatality
The Oregon Health Authority reported declining COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations on the one-year anniversary of the first death from the virus in the state.
The health authority reported 234 new cases on Sunday, March 14, bringing the state's total to 159,617. That compares to 365 new cases reported on Saturday.
No new deaths associated with the virus were reported on Sunday, leaving the death toll unchanged at 2,322. That compares to three the day before.
"We would like to remember the 2,322 Oregonians who lost their lives and acknowledge the immense grief felt by their families, friends, coworkers and neighbors," the health authority said in a release. "Our thoughts go out to everyone who has experienced a loss to COVID-19."
Hospitalizations across the state dropped by four patients (100) and two fewer ICU beds (21) were occupied.
Oregon has now administered a cumulative total of 1,322,013 first and second doses of the 1,575,705 (84%) COVID-19 vaccine that have been delivered to sites across the state.
The new cases were reported in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (6), Clackamas (19), Columbia (3), Coos (11), Curry (7), Deschutes (15), Douglas (4), Grant (6), Jackson (21), Josephine (7), Lane (5), Linn (11), Marion (25), Morrow (1), Multnomah (46), Polk (3), Tillamook (1), Wasco (1), Washington (39) and Yamhill (2).
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