Oregon officials announced another 990 confirmed and presumed cases of the coronavirus in Oregon Friday, as well as four new deaths.
During a news conference Friday, Gov. Kate Brown cited new cases and hospitalizations to explain her decision to temporarily restrict certain business activities and gathering sizes in more than a dozen counties.
“As your governor, I chose to save lives,” Brown said.
The statements came a day after Brown extended a state of emergency to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Vaccines: Oregon reported 49,029 newly administered doses, which includes 34,063 Thursday and the remainder from previous days. The current rolling average is 35,329 doses every day.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (2), Benton (22), Clackamas (99), Clatsop (3), Columbia (5), Coos (6), Crook (11), Curry (2), Deschutes (81), Douglas (7), Grant (12), Harney (1), Hood River (1), Jackson (56), Jefferson (12), Josephine (16), Klamath (78), Lake (2), Lane (88), Lincoln (8), Linn (51), Malheur (2), Marion (93), Morrow (1), Multnomah (178), Polk (13), Tillamook (6), Umatilla (9), Wallowa (4), Wasco (8), Washington (101) and Yamhill (12).
Who died: Oregon’s 2,492nd death connected to COVID-19 is a 97-year-old Clackamas County woman who died April 12, 2020 at her residence.
Oregon’s 2,493rd death is a 49-year-old Josephine County man who tested positive April 10 and died April 29 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had no underlying medical conditions.
Oregon’s 2,494th death is an 81-year-old Malheur County man who tested positive April 24 and died April 28 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center, in Boise, Idaho.
Oregon’s 2,495th death is a 78-year-old Crook County woman who tested positive April 20 and died April 26 her residence.
Unless noted above, each person had underlying health conditions or state officials were determining if the person had medical conditions.
Hospitalizations: 334 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, down five from Thursday. That includes 73 people in intensive care, up two from Thursday.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 184,812 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,495 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 2,983,316 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 1,253,053 people and partially vaccinating 566,276 people.
To see more data and trends, visit projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/
-- Fedor Zarkhin
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