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Linn County woman among six new deaths attributed to COVID-19

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The six new deaths attributed to COVID-19 and reported Monday by the Oregon Health Authority included that of a 92-year-old Linn County woman.

The presence of underlying conditions was being confirmed.

Monday’s report brings the state’s death toll to 1,506.

There were 728 new confirmed and presumptive cases of the disease reported Monday in Oregon, taking the cumulative number during the pandemic to 118,453. There were 10 new cases in Linn County and none in Benton County.

Linn County has now had 33 deaths from the disease and 2,741 total cases, and Benton County has had 11 deaths and 1,394 cases.

Outside Benton and Linn counties, the new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in Oregon reported Monday were in the following counties: Baker (10), Clackamas (67), Clatsop (2), Columbia (10), Coos (20), Curry (2), Deschutes (45), Douglas (14), Harney (2), Jackson (40), Jefferson (6), Josephine (16), Klamath (31), Lake (1), Lane (62), Lincoln (4), Marion (79), Morrow (4), Multnomah (92), Polk (16), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (24), Union (4), Wasco (2), Washington (141) and Yamhill (22).

In the two-week period between Dec. 20 and Jan. 2, Benton County had 189.7 cases per 100,000 residents and a 3.9% positive test rate. In the previous overlapping two-week period, the county had 239.5 cases per 100,000 residents and a 3.9% positive test rate.

For the same time frames, Linn County had 322.4 cases per 100,000 residents and a 6.7% positivity rate for the first two-week period and 385.6 cases per 100,000 residents and a 6.8% positivity rate for the previous overlapping two-week period.

The 20 to 29 age group continues to have the highest percentage of the state’s cases at 21.0%, followed by 30 to 39 (17.6), 40 to 49 (15.7) and 50 to 59 (12.8).

OHA says 51.3% of the state’s cases have been females and 47.8% males. The remaining 0.9% was unavailable.

OHA reported Monday that 477 people across Oregon were hospitalized with COVID-19, six fewer than Sunday. A total of 102 COVID-19 patients were in intensive care unit beds, seven fewer than Sunday.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day, nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

OHA on Monday recorded 2,550 doses of vaccine administered, including nine second doses, raising the state’s total number of doses administered to 51,275. This figure is based on preliminary reports of 1,663 doses administered Sunday, as well as 887 administered on prior days that had not been recorded.

All vaccinations occurred at Oregon hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service agencies, urgent care facilities and local public health authorities.

To date, 190,500 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon.

The national Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday 212,117 new cases of COVID-19 (20,558,489 cumulative) and 1,418 new deaths (350,664 total) attributed to the disease in the United States.

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