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Oregon reports 441 new COVID-19 cases, two more deaths

The Oregon Health Authority reported 441 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and two more deaths, including an 84-year-old Douglas County woman who tested positive March 16 and died March 29 at Bay Area Hospital. She had underlying medical conditions.

Oregon’s death toll from the disease rose to 2,383, and the state’s wide total increased to 165,012.

Jackson County reported 30 new cases Wednesday, pushing the local total to 9,224, and Josephine County reported 17 new cases, boosting the county total to 2,789.

On Wednesday, 139 Oregonians were hospitalized with COVID-19, unchanged from Tuesday, with 36 people in intensive care, one more than Tuesday.

Twenty-five people were hospitalized with COVID in Jackson and Josephine counties Wednesday, six fewer than Tuesday, with seven people in ICU, unchanged from Tuesday.

Updated vaccination totals were not immediately available Wednesday.

“An error in county designation for some individuals was identified March 30, 2021, and the Oregon Immunization Program ALERT IIS team is working on a solution to correct the error,” a message on the OHA vaccination data site said Wednesday. “After review, no other data elements are impacted, only county of residence for some individuals.”

As of Wednesday, 914,067 doses of Pfizer vaccine had been administered, with 850,236 doses of Moderna and 41,187 doses of the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine, OHA reported.