Coronavirus in Oregon: 507 new infections, 2 deaths, as new COVID-19 case counts continue to fall – OregonLive

New COVID-19 infections in Oregon continued to drop over the weekend, with state officials on Sunday reporting two new deaths connected to the coronavirus and 507 new confirmed or presumed cases.

Hospitalizations climbed Sunday, up seven occupied beds from Saturday, according to the Oregon Health Authority.


The continuing drop in new daily cases reflects a nationwide trend that began after the most recent peak in new daily cases in mid-April. In another parallel with the rest of the country, vaccinations in Oregon are also declining, the current rolling average of doses administered daily running at about two-thirds the peak rate reached five weeks ago.

Vaccines: Oregon reported 23,075 newly administered doses, which includes 18,438 Saturday and the remainder from previous days. The current rolling average is 29,334 doses every day.

Where the new cases are by county: Benton (7), Clackamas (45), Columbia (3), Coos (12), Crook (6), Deschutes (58), Douglas (7), Jackson (15), Jefferson (5), Josephine (6), Klamath (20), Lane (39), Lincoln (3), Linn (39), Malheur (3), Marion (90), Multnomah (96), Polk (9), Washington (30) and Yamhill (14).

Who died: Oregon’s 2586th death connected to COVID-19 is a 74-year-old Marion County man who tested positive April 29 and died May 14 at Salem Hospital.

Oregon’s 2587th death is an 88-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive April 22 and died April 22 at Providence Medford Medical Center.

Both men had underlying medical conditions.

Hospitalizations: 339 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, up seven from Saturday. That includes 82 people in intensive care, also up seven from Saturday.

Since it began: Oregon has reported 195,684 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,587 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 3,538,850 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 1,591,802 people and partially vaccinating 469,838 people.

— Fedor Zarkhin

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