The Oregon Health Authority on Monday reported 666 new confirmed or presumptive coronavirus cases and three more fatalities as officials announced a vaccine rollout to some groups would be delayed after a promised federal shipment of 200,000 doses failed to materialize.
Vaccinations continued apace in the state, with more than 8,400 doses of the vaccine administered Sunday. In total, 216,925 first and second doses of the vaccine have been administered in Oregon, officials said, out of 335,075 doses that have been delivered.
Where the new cases are by county: Benton (10), Clackamas (57), Columbia (6), Coos (1), Crook (9), Deschutes (51), Douglas (11), Hood River (3), Jackson (40), Jefferson (2), Josephine (9), Lake (1), Lane (81), Lincoln (5), Linn (8), Malheur (4), Marion (79), Morrow (6), Multnomah (140), Polk (9), Umatilla (29), Wasco (10), Washington (87) Yamhill (8).
New deaths: Oregon’s 1,801st death linked to coronavirus is a 90-year-old Lane County woman who tested positive Jan. 4 and died Jan. 8 at her residence.
The 1,802nd fatality is a 55-year-old Marion County man who tested positive Dec. 27 and died Jan. 16 at Salem Hospital.
Oregon’s 1,803rd death is a 99-year-old Multnomah County woman who tested positive Jan. 3 and died Jan. 15 at her residence.
Each person had underlying health conditions or state officials were working to determine if the person had underlying medical conditions.
The prevalence of infections: On Wednesday, the state reported 775 new positive tests out of 12,453 tests performed, equaling a 6.2% positivity rate.
Who got infected: New confirmed or presumed infections grew among the following age groups: 0-9 (46); 10-19 (138); 20-29 (207); 30-39 (175); 40-49 (160); 50-59 (128); 60-69 (84); 70-79 (43); 80 and older (26).
Who’s in the hospital: The state reported 342 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were in the hospital Monday, 19 fewer than Sunday. Of those, 94 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units, one fewer than Sunday.
Vaccines administered: Oregon has administered 216,925 doses out of 335,075 received, nearly 65% of its supply.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 133,851 confirmed or presumed infections and 1,803 deaths, among the lowest totals in the nation. To date, the state has reported 2,969,076 lab reports from tests.
— Kale Williams; email@example.com; 503-294-4048; @sfkale