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Oregon reports 32 more COVID-19 deaths

Oregon reported 32 more deaths Thursday from COVID-19, including two in Jackson County, a 62-year-old woman who tested positive Dec. 4 and died Jan. 26 at her home, and a 90-year-old man who tested positive Jan. 20 and died Feb. 6 at his home. Both had underlying medical conditions.

The Oregon Health Authority also reported two more deaths from the illness in Josephine County, though additional information wasn’t immediately available.

The deaths increased the statewide toll to 2,284, including 116 in Jackson County, and 55 in Josephine County.

OHA reported 392 new cases of the illness, with 37 new cases in Jackson County and 23 in Josephine County. Oregon’s total rose to 156,673 Thursday, with 8,525 in Jackson County and 2,387 in Josephine County.

Twenty-six people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson and Josephine counties Thursday, two fewer than Wednesday, with three patients in intensive care, three fewer than Wednesday.

In Oregon, 140 people remained hospitalized, unchanged from Wednesday, with 29 in intensive care, two fewer than Wednesday.

On Thursday, 377,819 Oregonians were considered fully vaccinated against the illness, plus 282,124 who had received the first dose, according to OHA.

In Jackson County, 19,754 people were fully vaccinated, and 11,005 had received the first dose.

In Josephine County, 5,789 people were fully vaccinated, and 3,802 had received the first dose.