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29 more Oregonians die of COVID-19

Twenty-nine more Oregonians have died of COVID-19, raising the state’s death toll from the illness to 1,737.

One of the deaths was in Jackson County, a 77-year-old woman who tested positive Nov. 10 and died Dec. 12 at her home, according to a news release from Jackson County Public Health. She had underlying health conditions. County health officials reassigned a previously reported death to another county, so Jackson County’s COVID-19 death toll remained at 82.

Josephine County reported two more deaths from the illness, raising its death toll to 32. An 89-year-old man who tested positive Dec. 11 died Dec. 17 at a long-term care facility. A 94-year-old woman who tested positive Dec. 28 died Jan. 11, also at a long-term care facility. Both had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County reported 75 new cases of the disease Thursday, increasing county total to 6,759 cases.

OHA reported 1,152 new cases of the disease statewide Thursday, raising Oregon’s total to 130,246 cases.

There were 415 COVID-19 patients hospitalized in the state, including 101 patients in intensive care.

In Jackson and Josephine counties, 48 patients were hospitalized, including 14 patients in ICU, a decrease of two from Wednesday.

Of the region’s 57 staffed adult ICU beds, 48 were occupied Thursday, while 381 of the region’s 445 staffed non-ICU beds were occupied.

Another 16,355 doses of the vaccine were administered in Oregon, OHA officials reported Thursday. So far 13,000 Oregonians have received both doses of the vaccine, and 120,090 others have received the first dose, according to OHA.

There have been 4,879 vaccinations administered in Jackson County, including 991 people who are considered fully vaccinated, and 3,888 who have received the first dose.

As of Thursday, 321,425 doses of vaccine had been delivered to Oregon.