The Oregon Health Authority on Saturday reported three COVID-19 deaths and 751 new cases.

The new figures were announced as businesses continue scrambling to figure out their policies around face coverings after the Oregon Health Authority followed federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidance in recommending that masks were no longer necessary in most public settings.

Cases of the virus, meanwhile, have been trending down since a late-April peak.

Vaccines: Oregon reported 42,051 newly administered doses, which includes 26,502 Friday and the remainder from previous days.

Where the new cases are by county: Baker (1), Benton (9), Clackamas (92), Clatsop (3), Columbia (9), Coos (7), Crook (7), Deschutes (93), Douglas (11), Harney (2), Hood River (5), Jackson (39), Jefferson (9), Josephine (10), Klamath (40), Lake (1), Lane (36), Lincoln (2), Linn (24), Malheur (4), Marion (54), Morrow (2), Multnomah (158), Polk (7), Umatilla (17), Union (2), Wallowa (1), Wasco (2), Washington (93) and Yamhill (11).

Who died: Oregon’s 2,583rd death is an 80-year-old Coos County woman who tested positive May 10 and died May 14 at Bay Area Hospital.

Oregon’s 2,584th death is a 79-year-old Hood River County woman who tested positive May 4 and died May 14 at Providence Hood River Hospital.

Oregon’s 2,585th death is a 42-year-old Josephine County woman who tested positive May 4 and died May 13 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.

Each person had underlying health conditions or state officials were working to determine if the person had underlying medical conditions.

Hospitalizations: 332 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, down five from Friday. That includes 75 people in intensive care, down two from Friday.

Since it began: Oregon has reported 195,179 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,585 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported at least 3,515,775 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 1,578,144 people and partially vaccinating 472,817 people.

-- The Oregonian

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