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Oregon reports 32 more COVID-19 deaths

The Oregon Health Authority reported 32 more deaths from COVID-19 Wednesday, raising Oregon’s death toll from the disease to 2,194.

Two more Jackson County residents died from the illness, local public health officials reported Wednesday.

The fatalities included an 87-year-old woman who tested positive Dec. 30 and died Feb. 23 at her home, and a 93-year-old man who tested positive Jan. 13 and died Feb. 3 at his home. Both patients had underlying medical conditions, according to a public health news release. Jackson County’s COVID-19 death toll rose to 110.

Jackson County reported 27 new cases of the illness and removed a previously reported case from the county, raising the county’s cumulative total to 8,224 cases.

OHA reported 20 new cases in Josephine County, raising the total to 2,303. Josephine County’s death toll remained at 49.

Statewide, there were 437 new cases, raising Oregon’s cumulative total to 154,062.

Twenty-six COVID-19 hospitalizations were reported in Jackson and Josephine counties, one fewer than Tuesday, with seven patients in intensive care, according to OHA. Statewide, 162 people were hospitalized from the disease, three fewer than Tuesday, with 46 in intensive care, two more than Tuesday.

As of Wednesday, 294,725 Oregonians were considered fully vaccinated against the illness, plus 263,431 who had received the first dose of the vaccine, according to OHA.

In Jackson County, 16,950 people had received both doses of the vaccine, while 9,430 had received the first dose.

In Josephine County, 4,851 people had received both doses of the vaccine, and 3,441 had received the first dose.