Oregon health officials reported 370 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday and 10 new reports of death.
Gov. Kate Brown plans to hold a press conference Friday at 11 a.m. to talk about the state of the Oregon pandemic and vaccine, where fewer than 100,000 Oregonians must begin the Brown vaccination process to remove pandemic restrictions.
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Oregon is currently on track to vaccinate at least partially 70% of the population on June 28. That date fell back on Thursday, as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention counted only 210 newly vaccinated Oregonians.
The Oregon Health Service said it was working to find out why federal vaccination data had changed only minimally and promised a more complete explanation Friday. The state uses federal numbers for Oregon in its tracking to the 70% threshold to remove restrictions.
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Vaccines: Oregon reported 27,113 new doses, which included 11,182 Wednesdays and the rest of the previous days.
When the new cases are in the county: Baker (1), Benton (8), Clackamas (30), Clatsop (1), Columbia (4), Coos (2), Crook (11), Deschutes (85), Douglas (17), Harney (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (15), Jefferson (1), Josephine (8), Klamath (10), Lane (23), Linn (11), Malheur (2), Marion (35), Multnomah (59) , Polk (7), Umatilla (8), Union (1), Washington (22) and Yamhill (4).
Who died: The state did not immediately publish information about the 10 people who died. This post will be updated when this information is available.
Hospitalizations: 173 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 were hospitalized, nine compared to Wednesday. That includes 41 people in intensive care, five from Wednesday.
Since it started: Oregon reported 204,291 confirmed or suspected infections and 2,726 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the country. To date, the state has reported 4,152,140 vaccinated doses, fully vaccinating 1,991,717 people and partially vaccinating 311,768 people.
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