The Oregon Health Authority on Saturday announced three deaths from COVID-19 and 289 cases of coronavirus.
In early June, Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon would end face mask requirements for all when 70% of adults have at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with the goal of reaching that percentage by June 21st.
However, the state will miss that target on Monday and may not even reach that percentage by the time the governor’s COVID-19 emergency order expires on June 28.
While the initial target date seemed attainable earlier this month, vaccination rates have slowed since then. As of Friday, 68.5% of adults had received at least one dose, leaving just 51,616 people in need of vaccines to reach the threshold, according to the Oregon Health Authority. The 70% goal can only be reached by June 28 if the vaccination rate stops falling.
Vaccines: Oregon reported 13,670 newly administered doses, including 7,469 on Friday and the remainder of the preceding days. The average number of doses administered over seven days is now 13,855 doses per day.
Where new cases are by county:
The new confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported on Saturday are in the following counties: Baker (1), Benton (5), Clackamas (32), Clatsop (6), Columbia (7), Crook (2), Curry (5 ), Deschutes (16), Douglas (15), Gilliam (4), Grant (2), Harney (1), Jackson (15), Jefferson (4), Joséphine (13), Klamath (1), Lane (15 ), Lincoln (3), Linn (22), Malheur (4), Marion (34), Multnomah (36), Polk (12), Umatilla (4), Union (3), Wasco (5), Washington (20 ) and Yamhill (2).
Who is dead:
Oregon’s 2,751st death is a 96-year-old Lane County woman who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 18 at her home.
Oregon’s 2,752nd death is a 73-year-old Douglas County woman who tested positive on June 13 and died June 17 at Mercy Medical Center.
Oregon’s 2,753rd death is an 80-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive on June 14 and died on June 18 in Salem Hospital.
All three people had other underlying health issues.
Hospitalizations: 144 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, down six from Friday. That includes 31 people in intensive care, down six from Friday.
From the beginning : Oregon has reported 206,578 confirmed or suspected infections and 2,753 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the country. To date, the state has reported 4,296,334 doses of vaccine administered, fully immunizing 2,095,450 people and partially immunizing 253,906 people.
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