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Benton County experiences 12th virus death

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More than 88,000 coronavirus doses have been administered in Oregon

The coronavirus has claimed 28 more lives in Oregon, including one in Benton County.

The Oregon Health Authority’s Saturday report shows that a 100-year-old Benton County woman who tested positive Dec. 14 died Jan. 7 at her residence. She had underlying medical conditions.

The remainder of the fatalities ranged in age from 68 through 95 and all but five had underlying medical conditions. The presence of underlying is still being evaluated in the other individuals. The deaths bring Oregon’s total to 1,603. Five deaths apiece were reported in Klamath and Multnomah counties, with four in Washington and three each in Jackson and Deschutes.

The OHA show also indicated 1,643 new confirmed and presumptive COVID cases. The state now has had a total of 124,476 cases.

There were 49 new cases in Linn County, which now has 2,921 cases and 36 deaths. In addition to the reported death, Benton added 37 new cases for a total of 1,541 and 12 deaths.

The new other new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases were reported in the following counties, which are listed alphabetically: Baker (4), Clackamas (125), Clatsop (5), Columbia (25), Coos (12), Crook (18), Curry (3), Deschutes (80), Douglas (20), Harney (6), Hood River (12), Jackson (121), Jefferson (8), Josephine (54), Klamath (35), Lake (1), Lane (101), Lincoln (13), Malheur (23), Marion (106), Morrow (14), Multnomah (369), Polk (38), Sherman (1), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (91), Union (15), Wallowa (2), Wasco (17), Washington (175), Yamhill (56).

Presumptive cases are people without a positive diagnostic test who have COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a laboratory-confirmed case. Presumptive cases make up about 5% of the total cases, the OHA has said.

In other highlights of the report:

Vaccinations: A total of 13,448 new doses were added to the state immunization registry. Oregon’s cumulative total is now 88,362 first and second doses administered.

Hospitalizations: The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 421, 30 fewer than Friday’s report. There are 81 coronavirus patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is seven fewer than the Friday report.

Death toll: Sherman County in Eastern Oregon remains the only one of the state’s 36 counties without a reported virus death. Multnomah County leads the state with 410.

Contact reporter James Day at jim.day@lee.net or 541-812-6116. Follow at Twitter.com/jameshday or gazettetimes.com/blogs/jim-day.

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