As boosters are now in the news, Oregon has kept steady. 834 new coronavirus cases were reported on Friday. Pushing the state past the 400,000-mark for the total number of cases since the pandemic began. There have now been a total of 400,188 COVID-19 cases in Oregon. Oregon’s daily cases exceed more than 500.
COVID-19 data collected shows cases rates remain more than twice as high among Tribal residents and persons who identify as Native Hawaiian Pacific Islanders and nearly twice the rate among African-American and Latinx/o/a residents compared to whites in Oregon.
Officials once again urged people to get vaccinated. Health officials also reported 25 more virus-related deaths, raising the state’s death toll to 5,381. Hospitalizations dropped by a dozen on Friday.
According to the OHA, more than 80% of all Oregonian adults 18 years and older are now vaccinated, and as of Dec. 9, more than a quarter of adults have either received a booster or third dose for additional protection.
The new cases of COVID-19 were found in the following Oregon counties: Baker (4), Benton (14), Clackamas (66), Clatsop (6), Columbia (19), Coos (38), Crook (9), Curry (1), Deschutes (48), Douglas (40), Grant (1), Harney (2), Hood River (6), Jackson (42), Jefferson (9), Josephine (23), Klamath (8), Lane (63), Lincoln (19), Linn (49), Malheur (4), Marion (60), Morrow (3), Multnomah (125), Polk (25), Tillamook (9), Umatilla (11), Union (5), Wasco (2), Washington (86), Wheeler (9) and Yamhill (28).