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Klamath County woman amoung four new COVID-19-related deaths

Oregon reported four deaths Thursday from COVID-19, including one in Klamath County, increasing the statewide death toll to 2,353.

The Klamath County resident, a 79-year-old woman with underlying health conditions, tested positive March 12 and died March 14 at Sky Lakes Medical Center, the Oregon Health Authority reported.

OHA reported 393 new cases Thursday, raising the statewide caseload to 160,622. Jackson County had 42 new cases, bringing its total to 8,882. Josephine County added 16 new cases, and has had 2,581 cases since the pandemic began.

Sixteen people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson and Josephine counties Thursday, three more than Wednesday, with four people in intensive care, two more than Wednesday, according to OHA.

Statewide, 108 people were hospitalized with the illness, 11 fewer than Wednesday, with 29 in ICU.

As of Thursday, 520,113 Oregonians were considered fully vaccinated against the illness, and 390,272 others had received one shot in a two-dose series.

In Jackson County, 24,662 people were considered fully vaccinated, and 16,541 had received one dose.

In Josephine County, 7,305 residents were fully vaccinated, and 8,477 had received one dose.