This post has been updated to include detailed information on the 24 newly reported COVID-19 deaths.
More than 80% of adults in Oregon have now received at least one shot of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to federal health data, which shows a slightly higher rate than the 77% in Oregon’s own data.
Oregon is one of only 20 states to have reached that threshold.
Reaching 80% “is an important milestone as it loosens the grip of COVID-19 on our state. Vaccines work and we know they save lives,” Rachael Banks, the public health director for the Oregon Health Authority, said in a statement. “Getting vaccinated is – quite simply – the best way out of this pandemic for our state.”
Only five states have exceeded 90% of vaccinated adults – Hawaii, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Connecticut and Vermont. No state has vaccinated 80% of the entire population to date, although Massachusetts, at 79.9%, is close. Oregon, with 68.2% of all residents who have received at least one shot, ranks 19th in the federal data.
Oregon’s vaccination rate will soar as the federal government approves shots of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages five to 11. A key Food and Drug Administration panel approved photos for those ages this week, opening the door to a handful of other hoops before the shots can be delivered.
Meanwhile, the Oregon Health Authority said on Thursday that about 72% of coronavirus cases in the week ending Oct. 23 were among people who were not or only partially vaccinated.
Where the new cases are by province: Baker (2), Benton (24), Clackamas (88), Clatsop (7), Columbia (13), Coos (22), Crook (24), Curry (4), Deschutes (117), Douglas (53), Gilliam (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (54), Jefferson (21), Josephine (24), Klamath (62), Lake (4), Lane (80), Lincoln (15), Linn (76) , Malheur (24), Marion (70), Morrow (7), Multnomah (119), Polk (30), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (32), Union (10), Wallowa (4), Wasco (22) Washington (73) and Yamhill (28).
Who died: Oregon’s 4,335th coronavirus-related death is an 86-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 28, 2020 and died on September 4, 2020 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center.
The 4,336th death is a 78-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 20 and died at her hometown on March 14. She had no underlying medical conditions.
Oregon’s 4,337th death is a 77-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on January 5 and died on March 21 at her hometown.
The 4,338th death is a 52-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on March 22 and died at his home on March 28.
Oregon’s 4,339th death is a 71-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive on December 19, 2020 and died on March 24 at her hometown.
The 4,340th death is a 65-year-old Washington County man who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died at his home on Jan. 22.
Oregon’s 4,341st death is a 94-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on October 24 and died on October 26. The state is still figuring out where she died.
The 4,342nd death is a 74-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive on Oct. 21 and died Oct. 27 at Providence Medford Medical Center.
Oregon’s 4,343rd death is an 82-year-old Yamhill County man who tested positive on October 20 and died at his hometown on October 27.
The 4,344th death is a 91-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on October 20 and died at his home on October 27.
Oregon’s 4,345th death is a 61-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive on Oct. 19 and died Oct. 24 at Salem Hospital.
The 4,346th death is a 91-year-old Lane County woman who tested positive on Oct. 16 and died Oct. 25 at her hometown.
Oregon’s 4,347th death is an 87-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive on Oct. 8 and died Oct. 27 at Providence Medford Medical Center.
The 4,348th death is a 68-year-old Lane County man who tested positive on Oct. 7 and died Oct. 26 at Mckenzie Willamette Medical Center.
Oregon’s 4349th death is a 43-year-old Umatilla County man who first developed symptoms on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 22. The state is still figuring out where he died. He had no underlying conditions.
The 4,350th death is a 73-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died Oct. 26 at Providence Medford Medical Center.
Oregon’s 4,351st death is a 61-year-old Douglas County woman who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Oct. 26 at Mercy Medical Center.
The 4,352nd death is a 48-year-old Douglas County man who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Oct. 26 at Mercy Medical Center.
Oregon’s 4,353rd death is a 57-year-old Lane County woman who tested positive on Oct. 13 and died Oct. 27 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Riverbend.
The 4,354th death is a 63-year-old Lane County man who tested positive on Sept. 28 and died Oct. 25 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center in Riverbend.
Oregon’s 4,355th death is a 77-year-old Jefferson County man who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died Oct. 27 at St. Charles Bend Hospital.
The 4,356th death is an 89-year-old Douglas County woman who tested positive. October 18, died on October 27 at Mercy Medical Center.
Oregon’s 4,357th death is an 84-year-old Yamhill County woman who tested positive on Oct. 3 and died at her hometown on Oct. 24.
The 4,358th death is a 67-year-old male from Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died Oct. 27 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho.
Unless otherwise noted, all of them had underlying conditions or the state was still confirming whether they did.
Hospital admissions: 518 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been hospitalized, 36 fewer than Wednesday. That includes 123 people in intensive care, three fewer than Wednesday.
Vaccines: Since Wednesday, 3,116 people have been revaccinated.
Since it started: Oregon has reported 363,648 confirmed or suspected infections and 4,358 deaths, one of the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has has reported 5,476,249 vaccine doses administered, 2,606,947 people fully vaccinated and 203,783 people partially vaccinated.
For more data and trends, visit https://projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/
— Fedor Zarkhin
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