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Oregon reports three more COVID-19 deaths

The Oregon Health Authority reported three more deaths from COVID-19 Friday, raising the state’s death toll from the illness to 2,686.

Jackson County’s COVID-19 death toll remained at 145, Josephine County’s at 72, according to OHA data.

The agency reported 436 new cases of the disease Friday, raising the state’s cumulative total to 202,675 cases since the pandemic began.

Jackson County reported 14 new cases Friday, raising the county’s cumulative total to 11,314 cases.

Josephine County reported four new cases Friday, raising its total to 3,495 cases.

On Friday, 219 Oregonians were hospitalized with COVID-19, nine fewer than Thursday, with 57 people in intensive care, six fewer than Thursday.

Twelve people were hospitalized with COVID in Jackson and Josephine counties Friday, one fewer than Thursday.

As of Friday, 1,893,574 Oregonians had completed their COVID-19 vaccine series, and 371,569 had received one shot in a two-dose regimen, state data showed. A person is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after completing a vaccine series.

In Jackson County, 81,516 people had completed their vaccine series, and 13,878 had received one of two doses, data showed. Among residents 16 and older, 50.7% of county residents had received at least one vaccine dose.

In Josephine County, 28,524 people had completed their vaccine series, and 4,172 had received one of two doses. Among residents 16 and older, 44.2% of county residents had received at least one vaccine dose.

Statewide, 63% of Oregonians 16 and older had received at least one dose of vaccine.