Fewer than 200 new COVID-19 cases reported statewide
The Oregon Health Authority reported 184 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday, with no new deaths from the illness.
Agency officials said the relatively low case count was due to severe winter weather in the northern part of the state that created hazardous travel conditions.
Inclement weather is also expected to delay vaccine shipments this week, though additional details were not available.
The 184 cases followed 254 new cases on Sunday. Prior to Sunday, the last time daily case counts dipped below 300 was Oct. 19, when OHA officials reported 266 new cases, according to an agency news releases.
The state’s cumulative total number of cases rose to 150,464 after Monday’s report, and the death toll remained at 2,137. Jackson County Public Health reported six new cases, increasing its total to 7,911 since the pandemic began. OHA also reported four new cases in Josephine County.
There were 210 patients hospitalized Monday with the illness in Oregon, three fewer than Sunday, with 53 in intensive care unit beds, one more than Sunday. There were 22 patients hospitalized in Jackson and Josephine counties, three fewer than Sunday, with five in ICU beds, unchanged from Sunday, according to public health officials
There were 195,611 Oregonians considered fully vaccinated against the disease Monday, and 287,479 others have received their first dose, according to OHA data. Jackson County’s recent follow-up drive-thru vaccination event resulted in more than 6,200 attendees receiving their second vaccine dose. On Monday, 14,354 county residents were considered fully vaccinated, while 9,170 more who had received the first dose. In Josephine County, 3,247 residents have been fully vaccinated, and 3,748 people have received their first dose.
Jackson County Public Health expects to receive 1,800 additional doses of Moderna vaccine, with 1,300 of those doses “allocated from the state for individuals 75 and older,” a public health news release said, adding that individuals 75 and older were eligible for the vaccine, starting Monday.
“Currently, the federal COVID-19 vaccine supply chain is limited, impacting the vaccine supply in Oregon and Jackson County. With the short supply and high demand, we know more seniors will want to get vaccinated than there will be vaccines available to them in the coming weeks,” the release said. “Jackson County Public Health and our health care partners are encouraged by the number of people wanting to be vaccinated, and we are all eager to provide the vaccine. We appreciate the community’s patience; we are all doing the best we can — as fast as we can — with the available resources we have.”
Visit https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov for additional information.