MEDFORD, Ore-- The Oregon Health Authority reported on Saturday that Oregon has experienced back-to-back days of more than 800 cases. OHA is also reporting seven new deaths.
So far this week, Oregon has experienced more than 4,500 cases of coronavirus and has reported 28 new deaths attributed to the virus.
Saturday's 7 new deaths is also the second highest amount of new deaths that has been reported this week.
Hospitalizations across the state rose on Saturday to 329. That's five more beds being used compared to yesterday. However, ICU beds fell to 84, which is six fewer than yesterday.
OHA is also reporting that Oregon’s 2,409 and 2,509 COVID-19 deaths, reported on April 6 and May 5, are the same person. Because of this error OHA is renumbering their reported deaths. According to OHA, more than 190,804 people have contracted Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. 2,528 deaths have been attributed to the virus according to OHA.
However, vaccinations continue to rise across Oregon. Today, OHA reported that 63,868 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 27,835 doses were administered on May 7 and 36,033 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on May 7.
The seven-day running average is now 33,318 doses per day.
Oregon has also now administered a total of 1,788,239 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,382,574 first and second doses of Moderna and 105,458 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.