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Six more Oregonians die from COVID-19

The Oregon Health Authority reported six more deaths from COVID-19 Thursday, raising the state’s death toll to 1,930.

The agency reported 750 new cases of the illness, raising Oregon’s cumulative total to 140,783.

Jackson County Public Health reported 25 new cases, removed two cases that had been previously reported and added another case that had a prior reporting date. The new cases and adjustments make for 7,294 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Jackson County’s death toll remained at 98 Thursday.

Thirty-three patients were hospitalized with the illness in Jackson and Josephine counties, down six from Wednesday, with 11 patients in intensive care, a decrease of two. Statewide, 291 patients were hospitalized with the illness, 11 fewer than Wednesday. Of those, 72 were in ICU, two fewer than Wednesday.

As of Thursday, 55,572 Oregonians had been fully vaccinated against the disease, while 243,929 had received their first dose. In Jackson County, 2,577 people were considered fully vaccinated, while 13,953 had received one dose.