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Oregon vaccination rate rises slightly
Vaccinations against COVID-19 inched up slightly in Oregon on Sunday as state health officials reported 1,225 more cases and two additional deaths.
The Oregon Health Authority said on Jan. 10 that 37% of allocated vaccine doses have now been administered, compared to 34% on Saturday. That is up from the approximately 25% when Oregon Gov. Kate Brown directed OHA to increase the rate last week.
The OHA reported on Sunday that the state's vaccination total has now neared 100,000 as vaccine clinics around the stated added 8,648 doses Saturday, bringing the state total to more than 97,000 doses. All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Oregon on Sunday was 403, which is 18 fewer than Saturday. There are 84 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three more than the day before.
The new cases were reported in the following counties: Baker (5), Benton (15), Clackamas (86), Clatsop (6), Columbia (17), Coos (11), Curry (1), Deschutes (51), Douglas (13), Hood River (10), Jackson (39), Jefferson (11), Josephine (18), Klamath (43), Lane (89), Lincoln (4), Linn (27), Malheur (1), Marion (233), Morrow (4), Multnomah (229), Polk (45), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (34), Union (6), Wallowa (4), Wasco (10), Washington (180) and Yamhill (32).
Oregon's 1,604th COVID-19 death is a 96-year-old woman in Lane County who tested positive on Dec. 29 and died on Jan. 7 PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center—Riverbend. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon's 1,605th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Nov. 17 and died on Jan. 9; location of death is being confirmed. He had underlying conditions.
A previous Pamplin Media Group story on the vaccination issue can be found here.
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