Oregon health officials announced three newly identified coronavirus deaths Friday and 505 new cases, a marginally higher daily caseload than the state has typically seen over the last few weeks.
The figures were released as Gov. Kate Brown’s office said frontline workers, younger people with underlying medical conditions and people in multi-generational households will be eligible for the coronavirus vaccine beginning April 5, nearly four weeks earlier than the date officials had previously set.
Here are Oregon’s Friday coronavirus numbers:
Vaccines: Oregon reported 41,716 newly administered doses, which includes 25,541 on Thursday and the remainder from previous days.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (3), Benton (14), Clackamas (74), Clatsop (5), Columbia (9), Coos (15), Crook (2), Deschutes (26), Douglas (11), Grant (4), Harney (2), Hood River (1), Jackson (30), Jefferson (2), Josephine (16), Klamath (6), Lane (25), Lincoln (2), Linn (11), Malheur (3), Marion (27), Multnomah (108), Polk (14), Tillamook (8), Umatilla (7), Union (1), Wallowa (1), Wasco (1), Washington (67) and Yamhill (10).
Oregon’s 2,371st COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old Coos County woman with underlying medical conditions who died March 1 at her residence. The state didn’t say when she tested positive, but cited the woman’s death certificate as saying that a coronavirus infection either caused or was a significant factor in her death.
Oregon’s 2,372nd COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old Lane County man with underlying medical conditions. He tested positive March 10 and died March 24 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center.
Oregon’s 2,373rd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old Douglas County man who tested positive March 6. He died March 24 at Mercy Medical Center. The state is confirming whether he had underlying medical conditions.
Hospitalizations: 108 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, including 18 who are in intensive care. That’s the same number of hospitalized patients as Thursday and one more patient who’s in intensive care.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 163,295 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,373 deaths, still among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 1,654,709 vaccine doses administered.
To see more coronavirus data and trends, visit projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/
-- Fedor Zarkhin
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