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Oregon Health Authority reports five new COVID-19 deaths

Five more Oregonians have died of COVID-19, including a Josephine County resident, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday.

A 68-year-old woman, tested positive May 4 and died May 26 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. She had underlying health conditions.

Josephine County’s COVID-19 death toll increased to 72, Jackson County’s remained at 143 and the statewide total rose to 2,665.

The OHA also reported 433 new cases of the illness, raising the state’s cumulative caseload to 200,632. Jackson County reported 14 new cases, raising the county’s caseload to 11,208. Josephine County reported six new cases, increasing its caseload to 3,464.

Hospitalizations

OHA officials reported 260 Oregonians were hospitalized Friday with COVID-19, four more than Thursday, with 59 of those patients in intensive care unit beds, nine fewer than Thursday.

There were 15 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson and Josephine counties, two fewer than Thursday, with four of those patients in ICU beds, one fewer than Thursday, according to OHA data.

Vaccinations

There were 1,811,098 Oregonians who had completed their vaccination series Friday, with 407,145 others who had received one shot in a two-dose regimen, according to OHA data. An individual is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing their vaccine series.

There were 78,500 Jackson County residents who had completed their series, with 15,266 others who had received one of two doses. In Josephine County, 27,820 residents had completed their series, and 4,342 others had received one of two doses.