A total of 22 counties are now ahead of the rest of the state in coronavirus vaccine eligibility, with people 45 to 64 years old with underlying conditions, migrant and seasonal farm workers, food processing workers and other people vulnerable to the coronavirus able to sign up for shots. Oregon’s other 14 counties are slated to expand eligibility March 29.
The counties ahead of schedule are: Baker, Benton, Coos, Deschutes, Douglas, Grant, Harney, Jefferson, Josephine, Klamath, Lake, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, Malheur, Marion, Morrow, Polk, Sherman, Umatilla, Union and Yamhill.
Those newly eligible in the above counties: Adults 45 to 64 with one or more underlying health conditions with increased risk; migrant and seasonal farm workers; seafood and agricultural workers; food processing workers; people living in low-income senior housing, senior congregate and independent living; individuals experiencing houselessness; people currently displaced by wildfires; wildland firefighters; pregnant people 16 and older.
Here are today’s coronavirus numbers:
Vaccines: Oregon reported 36,915 newly administered doses, which includes 23,339 Wednesday and the remainder from previous days.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (10), Benton (1), Clackamas (42), Clatsop (9), Columbia (7), Coos (12), Crook (1), Curry (6), Deschutes (21), Douglas (13), Hood River (1), Jackson (21), Josephine (22), Klamath (9), Lake (3), Lane (16), Lincoln (4), Linn (17), Malheur (2), Marion (49), Multnomah (69), Polk (8), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (11), Union (1), Wasco (3), Washington (54) and Yamhill (6).
Who died: Oregon’s 2,369th COVID-19 death is a 56-year-old Coos County woman who tested positive on March 8 and died at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions. The state does not yet know when she died.
Oregon’s 2,370th death is a 63-year-old Grant County woman with underlying conditions who tested positive on March 9 and died on March 23 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
Hospitalizations: 108 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, including 17 in intensive care.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 162,806 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,370 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 1,613,005 vaccine doses administered.
To see more coronavirus data and trends, visit projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/
-- Fedor Zarkhin
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