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Monday sees fewest COVID reports since early November

The Oregon Health Authority reported 435 new cases of COVID-19 Monday, the fewest in a day since early November.

The last time the state saw daily cases in the 400 range was Nov. 3, when OHA reported 495 new cases, according to agency’s website. Before that, you’d have to go back to Oct. 28, when 424 cases were reported. The new cases increase Oregon’s cumulative total to 138,587.

OHA reported two new deaths from the illness Monday, raising the state’s death toll to 1,882.

Jackson County Public Health reported 25 new cases of the disease locally.

On Monday, 320 Oregonians were hospitalized with the disease, 10 more than Sunday, with 75 in intensive care, five fewer than Sunday. There were 43 hospitalizations in Jackson and Josephine counties, five more than Sunday, with 14 in ICU beds, two fewer than Sunday.

Of the two-county region’s 57 staffed adult ICU beds, 47 were occupied Monday. Of the region’s staffed adult non-ICU beds, 379 were occupied.

As of Monday, 40,775 Oregonians were considered fully vaccinated against the illness, and 222,385 had received one dose, according to OHA. In Jackson County, 2,155 residents were considered fully vaccinated, while 13,180 have had the first dose. So far 492,450 vaccine doses have been delivered to sites across Oregon.