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Jackson County at 10,230 coronavirus cases

Health officials recorded 47 new COVID-19 cases Saturday in Jackson County, bringing the latest local case count to 10,230.

The 47 new cases were among 830 coronavirus cases reported across the state, according to Oregon Health Authority numbers updated Saturday, which bring the state’s current tally to 179,930 cases. There were also eight fatalities, which brings the death toll to 2,484.

The latest Oregonians with coronavirus related deaths were residents of Coos, Clackamas, Douglas, Hood River, Marion and Multnomah counties in their 40s, 60s, 70s and 90s.

Statewide, 565,161 Oregonians have had the first of two doses of the coronavirus vaccine and 1,144,023 Oregonians have completed their vaccination schedules as of Friday, according to Oregon Health Authority data, and the state has averaged 35,236 doses over the past seven days.

The numbers are preliminary and potentially incomplete, according to an Oregon Health Authority release, because health providers have 72 hours to report the vaccine doses they’ve administered “and technical challenges have caused many providers to lag in their reporting.”

In Jackson County, roughly a third of the population has been at least partially vaccinated, according to OHA data.

There have been 73,883 vaccinated out of a population of 221,290, which breaks down into a rate of 3,338.7 per 10,000 who’ve at least begun their vaccination schedules.

Of those vaccinated, 25,419 locals have had their first of two doses of the vaccine and 48,464 are considered fully vaccinated.

The data show that on Wednesday, the first day the FEMA drive-thru vaccination clinic expanded availability of the vaccine at the Jackson County Expo, there were 2,086 doses administered across Jackson County.

FEMA’s free drive-thru clinic is open seven days a week to patients ages 16 and older, and doesn’t require ID or an appointment. For hours and information see jacksoncounty.org/getvaccinated.

The county’s highest number for the month was April 9 — occurring the first week the vaccine first became available to frontline workers and their families — with 2,430 doses.

The record in Jackson County is 3,155 doses administered Feb. 11. That date included a mass-vaccination event at the Expo, combined with about 550 doses of the Moderna vaccine administered by other providers in the Rogue Valley.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.