COVID-19 CLAIMS 9 MORE LIVES, STATE DEATH AT 2,558

May 12, 2021 3:00 p.m. 

COVID-19 has claimed 9 more lives, raising the state’s death toll to 2,558, as of Wednesday.

An update from the Oregon Health Authority said according to the latest data, just over 2 million people have received at least one shot of COVID-19 vaccine. Slightly more than 1.5 million have completed their series. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Oregon vaccinators have now administered at least one shot to 49 percent of all Oregonians. That exceeds the national average of 46 percent.

OHA reported 616 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 193,014. The new cases include:

*105 in Multnomah County

*80 in Clackamas County

*63 in Deschutes County

*53 in Marion County

*49 each in Lane and Washington counties

*42 in Jackson County

*21 in Linn County

*20 in Umatilla County

*15 each in Douglas and Klamath counties

*14 in Benton County

*13 in Jefferson County

*11 in Polk County

*10 in Yamhill County

*9 in Coos County

*7 in Columbia County

*6 each in Josephine and Malheur counties

*2 each in Baker, Grant, Hood River, Lake, Lincoln, Tillamook and Wheeler counties

*1 each in Clatsop, Gilliam, and Union counties

The new deaths ranged in age from 25 to 81. 2 lived in Jefferson County. 1 each lived in Clackamas, Jackson, Crook, Lane, Malheur, Linn, and Washington counties.

OHA said the total number of hospitalizations across Oregon is 346, which is 1 more than on Tuesday. There are 88 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit beds, which is 1 fewer than on Tuesday.

OHA reported that 34,415 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of that total, 17,961 doses were administered on Tuesday. 16,4554 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Tuesday.

To learn more about the COVID-19 vaccination situation in Oregon, go to: https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/

 

 

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