The Oregon Health Authority reported 833 new coronavirus cases and seven deaths Saturday.
As individuals prepare for Mother’s Day, the state reminded residents via Twitter on Saturday to still be cautious if gathering to celebrate.
Officials encouraged indoor, private celebrations if it has been two weeks after everyone’s second dose in a two-dose vaccine series or two weeks after the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
If those who are celebrating are not fully vaccinated, then everyone should wear a mask, keep distance, gather in smaller groups and host the celebration outdoors.
Dr. Dean Sidelinger, the state’s health officer and epidemiologist, said in a recorded video Friday, it is still vital to practice safety guidelines if not yet fully vaccinated as there are new COVID-19 variants in Oregon that are more contagious.
Vaccines: Oregon reported 63,868 newly administered doses, which includes 27,835 Friday and the remainder from previous days.
Hospitalizations: 329 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, up five from Friday, ending a five-day streak of declining hospitalizations. That includes 84 people in intensive care, down six people from Friday.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (7), Benton (11), Clackamas (92), Clatsop (4), Columbia (10), Crook (8), Curry (5), Deschutes (115), Douglas (4), Gilliam (4), Harney (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (35), Jefferson (5), Josephine (6), KIamath (49), Lane (55), Lincoln (3), Linn (26), Malheur (7), Marion (75), Morrow (1), Multnomah (156), Polk (8), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (9), Union (2), Wallowa (2), Wasco (4), Washington (94) and Yamhill (29).
Who died: Oregon’s 2,522nd death from coronavirus is an 87-year-old man from Jackson County who had underlying medical conditions. The man tested positive on May 2 and died May 7 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital.
Oregon’s 2,523rd death is a 90-year-old man from Jackson County who had underlying conditions. He tested positive on April 26 and died on May 7 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital.
Oregon’s 2,524th death is a 62-year-old woman from Marion County who had underlying conditions. She tested positive on April 18 and died on May 7 at Salem Hospital.
Oregon’s 2,525th death is a 65-year-old man from Lane County who had underlying conditions. He tested positive on April 16 and died on May 7 at McKenzie-Willamette Medical Center.
Oregon’s 2,526th death is a 69-year-old woman from Multnomah County. The presence of underlying conditions has yet to be confirmed. She tested positive on May 2 and died on May 4 at Adventist Medical Center.
Oregon’s 2,527th death is a 68-year-old man from Multnomah County who had underlying conditions. He tested positive on April 30 and died on May 7 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
Oregon’s 2,528th death is a 68-year-old man from Multnomah County. Officials have not yet confirmed if he had underlying conditions. He tested positive on April 23 and died on May 2 at his residence.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 189,986 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,522 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation, according to the latest numbers reported Friday. To date, the state has reported 3,277,717 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 1,423,862 people and partially vaccinating 529,359 people.
Nicole Hayden reports for The Oregonian. She can be reached at [email protected] or on Twitter @Nicole_A_Hayden.