About one in five eligible Oregonians received at least one dose of the vaccine, health officials said.
PORTLAND, Oregon – In its daily update on COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) announced Wednesday that Oregon has administered more than 1 million doses of the vaccine.
The first dose was given in Oregon on December 14, 2020. As of Wednesday, the OHA reported that one in five eligible Oregonians had received at least one dose of the coronavirus vaccine.
“This could not have happened without the partnerships that were strengthened and developed to bring Oregon closer to community immunity, as well as the thousands of providers, volunteers, nurses and countless other Oregonians who have done so,”
Oregon has currently administered 1,019,767 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine since Wednesday. 1,310,175 doses of the vaccine were delivered to locations in Oregon.
New cases and deaths
OHA also reported 276 new cases of COVID-19 and 27 new deaths due to the virus on Wednesday.
Oregon’s death toll now stands at 2,252.
The number of known cases of COVID-19 in Oregon is now up to 156,287.
Jackson County had the most cases on Wednesday with 47, followed by Marion County with 28.
The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (3), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (2), Columbia (3), Coos (24), Deschutes (10), Douglas (22), Grant (2) ), Harney (2), Jackson (47), Jefferson (5), Josephine (5), Klamath (2), Lane (15), Lynn (4), Mulcher (2), Marion (28), Multnoma (26) ), Polk (4), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (7), Union (10), Washington (25) and Yamhill (2).
Health officials said 140 people were currently hospitalized in Oregon with COVID-19, nine fewer than Tuesday. There are 31 patients with coronavirus in the intensive care unit’s beds, which is two more than on Tuesday.