5 deaths, 603 cases; vaccine incentive with the lottery seems imminent – fr

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5 deaths, 603 cases; vaccine incentive with the lottery seems imminent – fr


The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday reported five deaths from COVID-19 and 603 cases of coronavirus.

The pace of vaccinations in Oregon has slowed over the past month, and Governor Kate Brown looks set to launch a new incentive program on Friday.

State officials have been monitoring incentives offered by other states, including the weekly million dollar lotteries in Ohio, and Brown will hold a press conference at noon. She will be accompanied by an official from the Oregon Lottery.

Vaccines: Oregon reported 37,228 newly administered doses, including 20,028 on Wednesday and the rest of the days prior.

Where new cases are by county: Baker (1), Benton (6), Clackamas (73), Clatsop (3), Columbia (7), Coos (10), Crook (8), Curry (1), Deschutes (42), Douglas (25), Harney (7), Hood River (1), Jackson (19), Jefferson (5), Josephine (18), Klamath (15), Lane (36), Lincoln (2), Linn (46), Malheur (4) , Marion (51), Morrow (3), Multnomah (90), Polk (9), Umatilla (24), Union (1), Wasco (5), Washington (74) et Yamhill (17).

Who is dead: Oregon’s 2,602nd COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old Benton County woman who tested positive on May 4 and died May 15 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

The 2,603rd death is a 64-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on April 22 and died on May 18 at Sky Lakes Medical Center.

Oregon’s 2,604th death is a 66-year-old Douglas County woman who tested positive on April 20 and died May 18 at Mercy Medical Center.

The 2,605th death is a 74-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on May 3 and died on May 15 at St. Luke’s Boise Medical Center in Boise.

Oregon’s 2,606th death is a 74-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on May 8 and died May 17 at Sky Lakes Medical Center.

Each person had underlying health issues or state officials determined whether underlying conditions were present.

Hospitalizations: 301 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, down five from Wednesday. That includes 77 people in intensive care, a drop from Wednesday.

Since he started: Oregon has reported 197,356 confirmed or suspected infections and 2,606 deaths, among the lowest per capita figures in the country. To date, the state has reported 3,650,737 doses of vaccine administered, fully immunizing 1,656,783 people and partially immunizing 457,797 people.

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

– Brad Schmidt; [email protected]; 503-294-7628; @_brad_schmidt

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