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27 more Oregon COVID-19 deaths recorded Wednesday

The Oregon Health Authority reported 27 more deaths from COVID-19 Wednesday, raising the state’s death toll to 2,252.

One of those deaths was in Jackson County, a 65-year-old woman with underlying medical conditions who tested positive for the illness Jan. 18 and died Feb. 28 at Rogue Regional Medical Center, pushing the death toll in Jackson County to 114.

OHA reported 276 new cases of the disease Wednesday, raising the state’s cumulative total to 156,287. Jackson County reported 46 new cases, raising the local total to 8,488.

OHA reported five new cases in Josephine County, raising its total to 2,365.

Oregon has passed the 1 million mark for administered doses of COVID-19 vaccine, according to a news release from the state.

As of Tuesday, 1,019,767 doses had been administered across Oregon. OHA said 365,939 Oregonians have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, while 282,064 had received their first dose.

In Jackson County, 19,597 people were fully vaccinated, and 10,112 have received their first dose.

In Josephine County, 5,738 residents were fully vaccinated, and 3,622 have received their first dose.

On Wednesday, 140 Oregonians were hospitalized with the illness, nine fewer than Tuesday, with 31 in intensive care, two more than Tuesday, according to OHA.

Twenty-eight people in Jackson and Josephine counties were hospitalized with the disease Wednesday, one fewer than Tuesday, with six in ICU beds, two more than Tuesday.