COVID-19 continues trending down in Oregon
Reported COVID-19 figures continued trending down on Monday, Feb. 1.
Although new cases increased slightly from Sunday, deaths and hospitalization decreased, continuing an overall decline in recent days.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 964 new cases on Feb. 1, bringing the state total to 143,373. That compares to 707 on Sunday.
But state health officials reported only one new death on Monday compared to 19 on Sunday. The new state total is 1,958.
Hospitalizations for COVID-19 also declined by five to 271 on Monday. And there were 64 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is one fewer than the day before.
The OHA also reported that 438,299 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered. That is 66% of the 665,325 doses of vaccine that have been delivered to sites across Oregon.
The new cases were reported in the following counties: Benton (18), Clackamas (92), Columbia (4), Coos (19), Crook (3), Curry (3), Deschutes (31), Douglas (14), Grant (1), Harney (1), Hood River (7), Jackson (44), Jefferson (3), Josephine (36), Klamath (4), Lake (2), Lane (105), Lincoln (3), Linn (30), Malheur (2), Marion (137), Morrow (4), Multnomah (178), Polk (32), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (17), Union (8), Wallowa (2), Wasco (9), Washington (126) and Yamhill (28).
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