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Coronavirus in Oregon: 713 new cases, 16 deaths as vaccinations slowly proceed


#Oregon reported 713 new coronavirus cases #Tuesday and 16 new deaths, along with nearly 26,000 people vaccinated.

#About 80% of #Oregon’s vaccine stockpile remains unused as the state and pharmaceutical companies inch through providing health care workers and senior care staff and residents with the first shot of the #Pfizer-BioNTech or #Moderna vaccines.

#Health officials “certainly” hope more people will get vaccinated per day but feel good about progress to date, #Oregon #Health #Authority spokesman #Jonathan #Modie said in an email.

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“The vaccines are getting to hospitals and skilled nursing facilities around the state,” #Modie said. “That roll-out is going well, with uptake high at those facilities.”

The federal government’s top infectious disease expert, #Dr. #Anthony #Fauci, recently said up to 90% of the population must get fully vaccinated for the #United #States to reach herd immunity, when enough people are immune to a disease to prevent those who aren’t from getting sick.

#That equates to nearly 3.8 million #Oregonians. #At #Oregon’s peak vaccination rate so far, about 4,500 shots in one day, it would take as many as 4 ½ years before the state can be considered safe.

#Meanwhile, #Oregon’s supply far exceeds the number of doses people have received.

#Through #Monday, 25,971 people had received the first of two mandatory shots, state data show. #While that number is almost certainly an undercount — health care providers have three days to report the shots they give — it’s a fraction of the doses #Oregon has on hand.

#As of #Sunday, 131,575 doses had been delivered to #Oregon’s vaccination sites, the health authority said, though some of those have likely been set aside for second doses.

The health authority listed a number of challenges to getting people vaccinated.

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#Managing the vaccines is hard, particularly the one produced by #Pfizer-BioNTech. #That vaccine is “delicate,” #Modie said, requiring ultra-cold storage that few locations can provide. #And the people administering the shots must nail down precisely how to correctly prepare and give them.

#Another obstacle is that a hospital can’t simply vaccinate everyone at once. #Workers must be able to take time off in case they have side effects. #It would be unwise for all staff in a hospital’s intensive care unit, for instance, to be out recovering from the dose, #Modie said.

“It’s a challenging time to be starting a huge immunization campaign,” #Modie said. “But we’re happy to have the vaccine and get going on our statewide distribution effort.”

The #Oregon #Health #Authority doesn’t have a particular vaccination rate planned going forward, #Modie said. The state is limited by the number of doses federal health officials provide, he said, and local providers’ ability to administer them.

The latest coronavirus numbers:

#Where the new cases are by county: #Baker (25), #Benton (7), #Clackamas (90), #Clatsop (9), #Columbia (6), #Coos (26), #Crook (1), #Deschutes (39), #Douglas (6), #Gilliam (1), #Grant (1), #Hood #River (5), #Jackson (36), #Jefferson (4), #Josephine (15), #Klamath (12), #Lake (4), #Lane (60), #Lincoln (12), #Linn (22), #Malheur (12), #Marion (88), #Morrow (2), #Multnomah (105), #Polk (11), #Tillamook (1), #Umatilla (26), #Union (6), #Wasco (6), #Washington (60), #Wheeler (1) and #Yamhill (14).

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#Deaths: #Oregon’s 1,434th death connected to the coronavirus is a 74-year-old #Columbia #County man who tested positive for COVID-19 #Nov. 28 and died #Dec. 27 at the #Portland VA #Medical #Center. #He had underlying medical conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,435th death is a 61-year-old #Douglas #County man who tested positive #Nov. 30 and died #Dec. 12 at his residence. #He had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,436th death is a 63-year-old #Harney #County woman who tested positive #Dec. 23 and died #Dec. 27 at #St. #Charles #Medical #Center-Bend. #She had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,437th death is a 92-year-old #Hood #River #County man who tested positive #Dec. 13 and died #Dec. 23 at his residence. The state doesn’t yet know if the man had underlying medical conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,438th death is an 86-year-old #Jackson #County man who tested positive #Dec. 24 and died #Dec. 25 at #Asante #Rogue #Regional #Medical #Center. #He had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,439th death is a 71-year-old #Jefferson #County man who tested positive #Dec. 11 and died #Dec. 24 at #St. #Charles #Medical #Center-Bend. #He did not have underlying medical conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,440th death is a 51-year-old #Josephine #County woman who tested positive #Dec. 9 and died #Dec. 23 at #Asante #Three #Rivers #Medical #Center. #She had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,441st death is a 72-year-old #Josephine #County man who tested positive #Dec. 10 and died #Dec. 23 at #Asante #Three #Rivers #Medical #Center. #He had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,442nd death is a 78-year-old #Lane #County woman who tested positive #Dec. 16 and died #Dec. 27 at her residence. #She had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,443rd death is a 76-year-old #Lane #County man who tested positive #Dec. 17 and died #Dec. 28 at #PeaceHealth #Sacred #Heart #Medical #Center at #RiverBend. #He had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,444th death is a 90-year-old #Multnomah #County woman who tested positive #Dec. 17 and died #Dec. 25 at her residence. #She had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,445th death is a 95-year-old #Multnomah #County woman who tested positive #Dec. 17 and died #Dec. 20 at her residence. #She had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,446th death is a 79-year-old #Polk #County woman who tested positive #Nov. 25 and died #Dec. 11 at #Salem #Hospital. #She had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,447th death is a 90-year-old #Polk #County woman who tested positive #Nov. 27 and died #Dec. 9 at her residence. #She had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,448th death is an 85-year-old #Polk #County woman who tested positive #Nov. 27 and died #Dec. 20 at her residence. #She had underlying conditions.

#Oregon’s 1,449th death is an 84-year-old #Washington #County man who tested positive #Dec. 27 and died #Dec. 28 at #Legacy #Meridian #Park #Medical #Center. #He had underlying conditions.

The prevalence of infections: #On #Tuesday, the state reported 816 new positive tests out of 15,167 tests performed, equaling a 5.4% positivity rate.

#Who got infected: #New confirmed or presumed infections grew among the following age groups: 0-9 (24); 10-19 (56); 20-29 (132); 30-39 (109); 40-49 (121); 50-59 (80); 60-69 (83); 70-79 (43); 80 and older (25).

#Who’s in the hospital: The state reported 527 #Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were in the hospital #Tuesday, 12 more than #Monday. #Of those, 119 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units, six more than #Monday.

#Since it began: #Oregon has reported 111,227 confirmed or presumed infections and 1,449 deaths, among the lowest totals in the nation. #To date, the state has reported 2,613,558 lab reports from tests.

– #Fedor #Zarkhin; [email protected]; 503-294-7674



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