21% of Jackson County has had at least one shot
About 48,000 people in Jackson County have received their first dose of the coronavirus vaccine, but nearly 20,000 of those vaccinated locals are still awaiting their second dose.
The 74,867 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Jackson County between Dec. 18 and March 26, meaning that 48,005 locals out of the county’s population of 221,290 — or 21.69% of the population — has at least begun the vaccination process, according to the latest Oregon Health Authority data available Saturday.
More than half of those 48,005 locals are fully vaccinated, according to the data, with 28,026 fully vaccinated and 19,979 still waiting for their second dose.
The 74,867 doses administered locally include 40,541 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, 32,796 of the Moderna vaccine and 1,480 of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine.
Statewide, more than 1.6 million doses have vaccinated 1.09 million Oregonians, according to OHA data, with 621,028 in the state having been fully vaccinated and another 459,220 awaiting their second dose.
Jackson County Public Health recorded 49 new COVID-19 cases Saturday, bringing the latest local case count to 9,131.
It’s been more than two weeks since Jackson County last recorded a death related to COVID-19. The county’s 120th coronavirus death was a 73-year-old woman whose March 8 death was recorded two days later, according to an earlier news report.
Of those 9,131 local cases, 615 have required hospitalization, according to Jackson County Health and Human Services data.
Broken down by age, those local hospitalizations have involved eight children younger than nine years old, four youths between the ages of 10 and 19, 31 people in their 20s, 45 people in their 30s, 38 people in their 40s, 98 people in their 50s, 123 people in their 60s, 130 people in their 70s, 131 people ages 80 or older and two locals whose ages were not available.
On Friday, there were 22 COVID-positive patients in Oregon’s Hospital Region 5, comprised of hospitals in Jackson and Josephine counties, according to the latest Oregon Health Authority data.
The hospitalization number is double the lowest number recorded this month, when 11 hospitalizations in Southern Oregon were recorded March 11, but far below the record 69 COVID-19 hospitalizations recorded Jan. 2.
As of Friday, there were 364 non-intensive care unit hospital beds occupied in Southern Oregon hospitals out of a maximum capacity of 445 and 45 ICU beds occupied out of a maximum capacity of 57.
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