Coronavirus in Oregon: 422 new cases, 2 new deaths as 22nd county expands vaccine eligibility early

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Coronavirus in Oregon: 422 new cases, 2 new deaths as 22nd county expands vaccine eligibility early


Oregon officials on Thursday announced 422 new confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases, two new deaths and newly expanded vaccine eligibility in Coos County.

A total of 22 counties are now ahead of the rest of the state in coronavirus vaccine eligibility, with people aged 45 to 64 suffering from underlying conditions, migrant and seasonal farm workers, food processing workers and others vulnerable to coronavirus able to register. for the shots. The remaining 14 counties in Oregon are expected to expand their eligibility on March 29.

The counties ahead of schedule are: Baker, Benton, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Sherman, Umatilla, Union and Yamhill.

Those newly eligible in the above counties: adults 45 to 64 years of age with one or more underlying health conditions at increased risk; migrant and seasonal agricultural workers; seafood and agricultural workers; food processing workers; people living in low-income senior housing, congregational senior citizens and independent living; homeless people; people currently displaced by forest fires; forest firefighters; pregnant people aged 16 and over.

Here are the numbers for today’s coronavirus:

Vaccines: Oregon reported 36,915 newly administered doses, including 23,339 on Wednesday and the remainder of the previous days.

Where new cases are by county: Baker (10), Benton (1), Clackamas (42), Clatsop (9), Columbia (7), Coos (12), Crook (1), Curry (6), Deschutes (21), Douglas (13), Hood River (1), Jackson (21), Josephine (22), Klamath (9), Lake (3), Lane (16), Lincoln (4), Linn (17), Malheur (2), Marion (49) , Multnomah (69), Polk (8), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (11), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (54) et Yamhill (6).

Who is dead: The 2,369th death from COVID-19 in Oregon is a 56-year-old Coos County woman who tested positive on March 8 and died at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions. The state does not yet know when she died.

Oregon’s 2370th death is a 63-year-old Grant County woman with underlying illnesses who tested positive on March 9 and died on March 23 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

Hospitalizations: 108 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, including 17 in intensive care.

Since he started: Oregon has reported 162,806 confirmed or suspected infections and 2,370 deaths, among the lowest per capita figures in the country. To date, the state has reported 1,613,005 doses of vaccine administered.

To see more coronavirus data and trends, visit https://projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/

– Fedor Zarkhin

[email protected]; 503-294-7674

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