Coronavirus in Oregon: 981 new cases, 4 deaths
The Oregon Health Authority on Friday reported 981 new coronavirus cases and four deaths related to COVID-19.
Oregon is averaging just over 900 cases a day in the past week, the lowest level since before Christmas. State officials this week announced they would end indoor masking requirements effective March 19.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (5), Benton (22), Clackamas (60), Clatsop (5), Columbia (14), Coos (27), Crook (5), Curry (22), Deschutes (54), Douglas (33), Grant (9), Harney (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (67), Jefferson (12), Josephine (28), Klamath (9), Lake (5), Lane (94), Lincoln (17), Linn (46), Malheur (8), Marion (88), Morrow (2), Multnomah (152), Polk (20), Sherman (1), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (13), Union (3), Wasco (4), Washington (122) and Yamhill (25).
An 88-year-old man from Crook County who tested positive Feb. 7 and died Feb. 21 at St. Charles Bend.
An 88-year-old woman from Crook County who tested positive Jan. 25 and died Feb. 15 at her residence.
An 85-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive Feb. 9 and died Feb. 13 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
A 61-year-old woman from Klamath County who tested positive Feb. 21 and died Feb. 23 at Sky Lakes Medical Center.
Each person had underlying medical conditions or the presence of conditions was being confirmed.
Hospitalizations: 527 people with confirmed coronavirus infections are hospitalized, down one since Thursday. That includes 98 people in intensive care, down seven since Thursday.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 692,261 confirmed or presumed infections and 6,582 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 7,362,306 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 2,861,687 people and partially vaccinating 294,603 people.
To see more data and trends, visit https://projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/
— Brad Schmidt; email@example.com; 503-294-7628; @_brad_schmidt