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Oregon reports two more COVID-19 deaths

The Oregon Health Authority reported two more COVID-19 deaths and 704 new cases Friday, raising the state’s death toll from the illness to 2,457, and pushing the cumulative caseload to 173,626.

The state agency reported 54 new cases in Jackson County, and 29 in Josephine County, raising the cumulative COVID-19 caseloads for the two counties to 9,846 and 3,042, respectively. There have been 127 deaths from the illness in Jackson County, and 62 in Josephine County.

OHA reported 199 COVID-19 hospitalizations across the state Friday, four more than Thursday, with 52 people in intensive care, one fewer than Thursday.

Twenty-seven people in Jackson and Josephine counties were hospitalized with COVID Friday, one fewer than Thursday, with nine people in ICU, unchanged from Thursday.

As of Friday, 988,584 Oregonians were considered fully vaccinated, and 553,845 others had received one shot in a two-dose regimen, according to OHA.

In Jackson County, 42,165 people were considered fully vaccinated Friday, and 24,714 people had received one shot in a two-dose regimen.

In Josephine County, 17,264 residents were considered fully vaccinated, and 7,948 had received one dose.