SALEM, Ore-- Today the Oregon Health Authority reported another day of more than a thousand cases, with 1,225 cases and two new deaths. This is the third day in a row that the state has reported a thousand or more cases tracing back to this past Friday, January 8.
The state wraps up the week reporting more than 8,000 cases along with more than 100 deaths. However, according to the OHA, weekly cases for the state starting next week could be reaching up towards 12,000.
According to their latest projections Oregon is on track to average more than 1,700 cases of the virus each day starting from January 13 to January 26.
That daily average would mean that Oregon could experienced up to 11,900 cases per week.
Although Oregon continues to face new grim milestones when it comes to the pandemic, good news is on the way. Yesterday the state recorded another 8,648 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations, which puts the total amount of vaccinations almost to 100,000(97,010 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines).
All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service (EMS) agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities (LPHAs).
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon also decreased to 403, 18 fewer than yesterday. However, 84 COVID-19 patients are currently in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is 3 more than yesterday.
Since the beginning of the pandemic Oregon has experienced 125,683 cases of coronavirus and 1,605 deaths.