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Twelve more Oregonians die from COVID-19

The Oregon Health Authority reported 12 more deaths from COVID-19 Monday and 1,331 new cases, pushing statewide totals to 1,045 deaths and 85,788 cases.

The youngest among them was a 37-year-old male from Multnomah County who tested positive Nov. 27 and died Nov. 29 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, according to a news release. He had no underlying health conditions. Six of those who died did have confirmed underlying health conditions, while the other five are still under investigation.

The age range in the other 11 deaths was 50 to 93. Six of the 12 were men, and six were women. Five were from Multnomah County, and two were from Linn County. There were also deaths in Gilliam, Lane, Marion, Washington and Benton counties.

The number of COVID-19 hospitalizations in Oregon increased from 546 Sunday to 565 Monday, OHA reported. Of those, 120 people were in intensive care.

In Jackson and Josephine county hospitals, 42 people were hospitalized for the illness Monday, including 13 in ICU, according to OHA data

Of the 57 staffed adult ICU beds in the two-county region, 42 were occupied Monday. Of the region’s 445 staffed adult non-ICU beds, 376 were occupied.

Jackson County Public Health reported 21 new cases of the illness Monday, raising the local total to 4,408, according to a news release. Of those, 726 people were still considered infectious. There have been 41 deaths and 298 hospitalizations from the illness in Jackson County.