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Oregon reports seven COVID-19 deaths

The Oregon Health Authority reported seven deaths from COVID-19 Wednesday, increasing Oregon’s death toll from the illness to 2,744.

OHA reported 247 new cases of the illness, bringing the statewide total to 205,706 cases.

Jackson County reported 27 new cases, raising its total since the start of the pandemic to 11,485 cases, with 146 deaths.

Josephine County reported 16 new cases Wednesday, raising its total to 3,553 cases, with 72 deaths.

Hospitalizations

On Wednesday, 162 people in Oregon were hospitalized with COVID, 10 fewer than Tuesday, and 37 were in intensive care.

Nine people were hospitalized with the disease in Jackson and Josephine counties, with one patient in ICU.

Vaccinations

As of Wednesday, 2,065,711 Oregonians had completed their COVID-19 vaccine series, and 269,875 others had received one shot in a two-dose regimen. An individual is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after completing their vaccine series.

In Jackson County, 88,047 people had completed their series, and 9,858 had received one of two doses.

In Josephine County, 30,532 people had completed their series, and 3,276 had received one of two doses.

Statewide, 64.6% of Oregonians 16 and older had received at least one dose of vaccine, and 57.8% had completed their series.

About 51.8% of Jackson County residents 16 and older had received at least one dose, with 46.9% completing their series.

In Josephine County, 45.6% of residents had received at least one dose, with 41.4% completing their series.