Oregon health officials announced 269 new coronavirus cases Wednesday and 16 additional deaths connected to COVID-19 as the state’s infection case growth continues to decelerate for the sixth week straight.
With about 1,700 new cases in the week that ended Sunday, Oregon is accumulating cases at about the same rate as September, according to Oregon Health Authority data.
Vaccines: Oregon reported 21,934 newly administered doses, which includes 12,736 Tuesday and Wednesday and the remainder from previous days.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (2), Benton (2), Clackamas (37), Clatsop (1), Columbia (3), Coos (1), Crook (2), Curry (3), Deschutes (19), Douglas (14), Gilliam (1), Grant (6), Harney (3), Hood River (1), Jackson (15), Jefferson (6), Josephine (7), Klamath (4), Lake (1), Lane (10), Lincoln (3) Linn (8), Malheur (7), Marion (40), Morrow (2), Multnomah (32), Polk (7), Umatilla (7), Union (3), Wallowa (1), Washington (14) and Yamhill (7).
Who died: The state had not published information about those who died as of early evening Wednesday. This post will be updated when that information becomes available.
Hospitalizations: 164 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, down eight from Tuesday. That includes 36 people in intensive care, which is the same as Tuesday.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 203,933 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,716 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 4,125,027 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 1,972,379 people and partially vaccinating 322,902 people.
— Fedor Zarkhin