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New Oregon Health Authority tool tracks progress toward vaccination goals

Governor Kate Brown announced on May 11 two tracks toward reopening, one at the state level and another for individual counties.

Posted: May 17, 2021 5:29 PM
Updated: May 17, 2021 5:46 PM

SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority on Monday launched a new digital dashboard, tracking both statewide and county progress toward vaccination goals outlined by Governor Kate Brown as necessary before coronavirus restrictions are lifted.

Brown announced on May 11 two parallel paths toward reopening, one at the state level and another for individual counties, both hinging on vaccination rates. Statewide, Brown said, most COVID-19 restrictions will be lifted when 70 percent of adults receive at least one dose of a vaccine.

For individual counties, reaching 65 percent of people 16 or older with at least one dose translates to a move to Lower Risk restrictions, with the earliest opportunity beginning May 21. Counties must also submit a plan for closing vaccine equity gaps to be eligible.


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The new dashboard reveals that, statewide, vaccinations are gradually climbing close to Brown's benchmark, with 62 percent of the required 70 percent completed. But at the county level, large gaps in vaccination rates have emerged over time.

Two counties — Benton and Hood River — have already surpassed the 65 percent vaccination goal, and will be dropped to Lower Risk on May 21. A handful of other counties are nearing the mark; including Multnomah, Washington, and Lincoln.

Vaccination rates are generally lower in southern Oregon, though largely higher than most of the rural eastern Oregon counties. As of Monday, Curry County stood at 47.8 percent, Josephine at 41.5 percent, Jackson at 47.6 percent, Klamath at 41 percent, and Lake at 31.8 percent — with Lake claiming the lowest vaccination rate in the state.

Because of the major difference in southern Oregon county populations, those percentages represent wildly different numbers in terms of the amount of people needed to receive a dose before reaching 65 percent. Jackson County, for instance, would need to see 31,172 more people get the shot in order to qualify. In Josephine County, that number stood at 17,102, and 13,555 in Klamath. Curry County would only need 3,502 more people, and Lake would need 2,335.

In terms of number of people who would still need to become vaccinated in order to reach the 65 percent goal, Jackson County is the second-highest in the state, trailing only Marion County where 34,495 people would need to get a shot.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 206777

Reported Deaths: 2754
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah40354614
Washington26781248
Marion23425323
Clackamas18925235
Lane13896164
Jackson11535146
Deschutes1001582
Umatilla859387
Linn560380
Yamhill477879
Klamath477678
Polk399356
Douglas387982
Malheur361463
Josephine359872
Benton326422
Jefferson236839
Coos216637
Columbia191929
Union149824
Wasco144330
Lincoln143021
Crook129223
Hood River121933
Morrow115316
Clatsop10559
Baker101115
Curry70811
Tillamook6604
Grant5507
Lake4678
Harney4339
Wallowa1945
Gilliam801
Sherman671
Wheeler351
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3808258

Reported Deaths: 63335
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles124761824454
Riverside3016034627
San Bernardino2992894844
San Diego2817493771
Orange2729225112
Santa Clara1201102188
Kern1107821404
Sacramento1076381731
Fresno1029221724
Alameda895921273
Ventura816381031
San Joaquin746861438
Contra Costa70561813
Stanislaus633871069
Tulare49814849
Monterey43831427
San Mateo42646581
San Francisco37256556
Santa Barbara34596455
Solano33707266
Merced32291478
Sonoma30868317
Imperial28813741
Placer23537299
Kings23189247
San Luis Obispo21421261
Madera16632245
Santa Cruz16235208
Marin14200230
Yolo14156212
Butte12659194
Shasta12630233
El Dorado10371116
Napa1002580
Sutter9656113
Yuba648551
San Benito610963
Lassen578424
Tehama573163
Nevada491075
Humboldt446348
Mendocino432150
Tuolumne420771
Amador373947
Lake356345
Glenn243427
Siskiyou239437
Colusa228418
Calaveras220156
Del Norte14568
Inyo143438
Mono12954
Plumas7366
Modoc5585
Mariposa4657
Trinity4225
Sierra1150
Alpine890
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