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COVID-19 cases rose 54 percent in Oregon last week

Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all rose last week over the week prior, according to the latest from the Oregon Health Authority.

Posted: Jul 22, 2021 10:59 AM
Updated: Jul 22, 2021 4:24 PM

SALEM, Ore. — Coronavirus cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all rose last week over the week prior, according to the latest from the Oregon Health Authority, as increasingly contagious variants of the virus spread unhindered across the US.

The OHA's weekly report identified 2,026 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, July 12 through Sunday, July 18. This represented a 54 percent increase over the week prior and the highest weekly tally in seven weeks. Test positivity rates rose to 4.2 percent from 3.4 percent the week before.

New hospitalizations for COVID-19 rose to 123, up from 104 the previous week. There were 29 deaths attributed to the virus, up from 15 the previous week.

Just over 2.45 million Oregonians have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine as of July 20, comprising 57.5 percent of the state's total population (not eligible population).

"Case rates have generally been higher in counties with lower COVID-19 vaccination rates. During the week of July 11–17, case rates in 15 counties exceeded the statewide average of 44.9 cases per 100,000 population," OHA said.

All 15 of the counties identified by OHA had an overall population with vaccination rates below 55 percent, and 13 had rates lower than 47 percent.

Jackson and Josephine counties have among the highest case rates in the state by population, and both saw major increases last week over the week prior. Last week, Josephine County had a case rate of 125.8 per 100,000 in population, versus 75.1 the week before. Jackson County rose to 81.1 per 100,000 in population, up from 44.8 the previous week.

Vaccination rates vary across southern Oregon counties, but none have succeeded in vaccinating more than 56 percent of adults, far from Oregon's new aspiration of vaccinating 80 percent of people. Jackson County would need to vaccinate more than 46,000 additional people to hit that goal.

Curry County has the highest vaccination rate of southern Oregon counties, with 55 percent of adults having received at least one dose. Josephine County is at 48 percent, Jackson County at 54 percent, Klamath County at 47 percent, and Lake County at 37 percent — tied with Malheur County for the lowest vaccination rate in Oregon.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 357526

Reported Deaths: 4284
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah55810707
Washington38782324
Marion36837455
Clackamas29779309
Lane27744302
Jackson23059310
Deschutes20336125
Umatilla14492150
Linn12911131
Douglas12118243
Josephine9384196
Yamhill8715113
Klamath8020119
Polk737381
Malheur563677
Benton549431
Coos503794
Columbia382644
Jefferson376052
Lincoln319939
Union319549
Crook291846
Wasco288841
Clatsop244328
Baker203529
Tillamook196932
Hood River192837
Morrow185023
Curry180625
Harney113927
Grant100013
Lake93912
Wallowa68612
Gilliam1544
Sherman1523
Wheeler1121
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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4848946

Reported Deaths: 71328
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles148303126527
Riverside3716705041
San Diego3666614183
San Bernardino3586775692
Orange3242885562
Sacramento1596362309
Kern1463481648
Fresno1463182094
Santa Clara1455431897
Alameda1206921400
San Joaquin1027761721
Ventura1010381167
Contra Costa1000181008
Stanislaus862991335
Tulare80375978
San Francisco54440649
San Mateo54168623
Monterey50911586
Solano46063341
Santa Barbara45223523
Merced42422581
Sonoma40997404
Placer39435429
Imperial36071766
Kings32938325
San Luis Obispo29973333
Madera23955285
Shasta23924352
Butte23818273
Santa Cruz21034221
Yolo20397248
Marin17706244
El Dorado17207149
Sutter13937175
Napa12898100
Yuba1011582
Tehama9534110
Humboldt9269109
Nevada916790
Mendocino766787
Lassen754347
San Benito744972
Tuolumne691790
Lake6631105
Amador547364
Siskiyou451246
Glenn438433
Calaveras391481
Del Norte358742
Colusa307618
Inyo214241
Mono16723
Plumas16607
Mariposa133916
Trinity88011
Modoc6895
Sierra1880
Unassigned1460
Alpine1050
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