SALEM, Ore-- On Sunday, the Oregon Health Authority reported its lowest total of new coronavirus cases in months. Health officials today reported 393 new and presumptive cases along with four new deaths.
Since late October, Oregon has reported 400 cases or more of the virus every single day, excluding holidays when cases were not recorded. As cases continue to trend downward across the state, vaccinations are on the rise.
Today, the OHA reported 21,694 new vaccinations across the state, increasing the grand total of first and second doses of the vaccine to 554,145. Today also marks the third day in a row that health officials have logged 20,000 or more vaccine shots, (22,724, 22,871, 21,694).
In Southern Oregon, cases also continue to trend downwards with multiple counties reporting fewer new cases than that of previous weeks and months. In Jackson County, 23 new cases were reported today, in Josephine County six new cases were reported and over in Klamath County the OHA did not report any new cases.
To date, Oregon has experienced 147,122 cases of coronavirus and 2,023 deaths attributed to the virus.
Here is a look at the total number of new cases across all 36 counties in Oregon as well as information on all of the four new deaths.
New cases today: Baker (1), Benton (8), Clackamas (28), Columbia (3), Coos (11), Crook (5), Curry (9), Deschutes (30), Douglas (10), Harney (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (23), Jefferson (6), Josephine (6), Lake (2), Lane (28), Lincoln (4), Linn (8), Malheur (1), Marion (41), Morrow (3), Multnomah (63), Polk (16), Umatilla (13), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (51), Yamhill (16).
Oregon’s 2020th COVID-19 death is an 82-year-old in Multnomah County who tested positive on November 19 and died on November 29 at their residence. Gender is being confirmed and presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
Oregon’s 2021st COVID-19 death is an 89-year-old woman in Jackson County who tested positive on January 11 and died on February 4 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 2022nd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Marion County who tested positive on January 22 and died on February 5 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
Oregon’s 2023rd COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man in Marion County who tested positive on January 26 and died on February 5 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.