The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday reported 730 new confirmed or presumptive coronavirus cases and seven more deaths.
The agency also announced it would begin releasing data on variants of the virus present in Oregon. As of Thursday, there were four cases of the variant first identified in the United Kingdom, officials said, and no cases of either the South African or the Brazilian variant.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (3), Benton (32), Clackamas (48), Columbia (6), Coos (16), Curry (1), Deschutes (17), Douglas (23), Harney (4), Hood River (2), Jackson (47), Jefferson (13), Josephine (19), Klamath (7), Lake (7), Lane (67), Lincoln (6), Linn (14), Malheur (1), Marion (75), Multnomah (141), Polk (7), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (55), Union (6), Wallowa (5), Wasco (4), Washington (85) and Yamhill (17).
Who died: Oregon’s 1,992nd death linked to coronavirus is an 86-year-old Baker County man who became symptomatic Jan. 20 after contact with a confirmed case and died Jan. 30 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center.
The 1,993rd fatality is a 78-year-old Deschutes County man who tested positive Jan. 14 and died Jan. 31 at St. Charles Bend Hospital.
The 1,994th fatality is a 77-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive Jan. 25 and died Feb. 2 at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center.
The 1,995th fatality is a 77-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Dec. 31 and died Feb. 2 at Salem Hospital.
The 1,996th fatality is a 91-year-old Marion County woman who tested positive Jan. 30 and died Feb. 2 at Salem Hospital.
The 1,997th fatality is a 99-year-old Wasco County woman who tested positive Jan. 30 and died Feb. 1 at St. Charles Bend Hospital.
The 1,998th fatality is a 66-year-old Coos County man who tested positive Jan. 28 and died Feb. 3 at Bay Area Hospital.
Unless noted above, each person who died had underlying health conditions or state officials were working to determine if the person had underlying medical conditions.
The prevalence of infections: On Thursday, the state reported 833 new positive tests out of 19,839 tests performed, equaling a 4.2% positivity rate.
Who got infected: New confirmed or presumed infections grew among the following age groups: 0-9 (27); 10-19 (105); 20-29 (133); 30-39 (125); 40-49 (118); 50-59 (97); 60-69 (62); 70-79 (28); 80 and older (18).
Who’s in the hospital: The state reported 261 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were currently in the hospital Thursday, five fewer than Wednesday. Of those, 58 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units, five fewer than Wednesday.
Vaccines administered: Oregon has administered 486,861 doses out of 706,575 received, nearly 69% of its supply. Oregon reported 15,173 newly administered doses, which includes 11,519 on Wednesday and the remainder from previous days.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 145,320 confirmed or presumed infections and 1,998 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 3,253,665 lab reports from tests.
— Kale Williams; [email protected]; 503-294-4048; @sfkale