Coronavirus in Oregon: 7 deaths, 247 cases as downtrend officially ends

The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday reported seven COVID-19 deaths and 247 coronavirus cases.

State officials also confirmed Oregon’s stretch of declining cases has ended at six weeks, with last week’s total inching up 3% from the previous week. The Oregonian/OregonLive previously identified the increase.

Patrick Allen, director of the health authority, indicated travel during the Memorial Day holiday may have played a role in increased spread.

“Unfortunately, the progress we have seen in recent weeks was affected for the reporting week ending June 13, and those who remain the most at risk are Oregonians who have not been vaccinated,” Allen said in a statement. “This comes two weeks after one of the busiest holiday travel times we have seen since the start of the pandemic and is a reminder that gatherings we enjoy and travel still present risks without the protection provided by vaccination.”

Vaccines: Oregon reported 17,452 newly administered doses, which includes 10,845 Tuesday and the remainder from previous days.

Where the new cases are by county: Baker (5), Benton (7), Clackamas (20), Clatsop (2), Columbia (3), Coos (3), Crook (3), Curry (1), Deschutes (15), Douglas (12), Gilliam (1), Harney (2), Jackson (27), Jefferson (3), Josephine (16), Klamath (3), Lane (18), Lincoln (4), Linn (10), Malheur (1), Marion (31), Morrow (1), Multnomah (29), Polk (5), Umatilla (13), Union (1), Washington (8), Yamhill (3).

Who died: Oregon’s 2,738th death tied to COVID-19 is a 33-year-old Douglas County woman who tested positive June 11 and died June 11 at Salem Hospital.

The 2,739th fatality is a 77-year-old Lane County woman who tested positive June 8 and died June 13 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend.

Oregon’s 2,740th death is a 56-year-old Lane County man who tested positive May 11 and died June 15 at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at Riverbend.

The 2,741st fatality is a 51-year-old Lane County man who tested positive April 9 and died June 14 at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital.

Oregon’s 2,742nd death is an 84-year-old Linn County man who tested positive June 2 and died June 13 at his residence.

The 2,743rd fatality is a 93-year-old Multnomah County woman who tested positive May 28 and died June 12 at Legacy Mt Hood Medical Center.

Oregon’s 2,744th death is a 91-year-old Umatilla County man who tested positive June 10 and died June 14 at his residence.

Each person had underlying health conditions or officials were working to determine if each had underlying conditions.

Hospitalizations: 162 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, down 10 from Tuesday. That includes 37 people in intensive care, down nine from Tuesday.

Since it began: Oregon has reported 205,698 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,744 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 4,254,343 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 2,065,711 people and partially vaccinating 269,875 people. Oregon is on pace to fully reopen, with nearly all coronavirus restrictions lifted, on June 28.

To see more data and trends, visit https://projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/

— Brad Schmidt; bschmidt@oregonian.com; 503-294-7628; @_brad_schmidt


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