Oregon reports low rate of COVID-19 cases and deaths
As the United States approaches 500,000 deaths from COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority reported one new death from the virus Sunday, increasing the state total to 2,155.
That is 0.4% of the total deaths, which is far below Oregon's 1.27% of the national population.
The health authority also reported 111 new cases on Feb. 21, bringing the state total to 152,818. That is 0.5% of the 28.1 million national cases.
State health officials also reported that a cumulative total of 802,404 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines have now been administered. To date, 924,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.
And the health authority reported the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 166, which is three more than yesterday. There are 44 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than yesterday.
The new cases were reported in the following counties: Benton (3), Clackamas (4), Columbia (9), Coos (9), Curry (3), Deschutes (11), Douglas (21), Jackson (2), Jefferson (3), Josephine (1), Klamath (1), Lake (1), Lane (13), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Marion (11), Multnomah (8), Polk (4), Umatilla (1), Washington (3), Yamhill (1).
Oregon's 2155th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on Feb. 16 and died on Feb. 20 at Kaiser Westside Medical Center Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
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