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OHA reports 300 COVID-19 cases, one death

The Oregon Health Authority reported 300 new cases of COVID-19 and one death Thursday, raising the statewide total to 205,988 cases and pushing the death toll to 2,745.

Jackson County reported 14 new COVID-19 cases, increasing its total to 11,498with 146 deaths. Josephine County reported 15 new cases, raising its total to 3,568 cases, with 72 deaths.

On Thursday, 151 Oregonians were hospitalized with COVID-19, 11 fewer than Wednesday, with 37 patients in intensive care, unchanged from the previous day.

Jackson and Josephine counties had 10 COVID-19 patients in the hospital Thursday, one more than Wednesday, with two patients in ICU beds, up one from Wednesday.

As of Thursday, 2,077,399 Oregonians had completed their COVID-19 vaccine series, and 263,247 had received one shot in a two-dose regimen. A vaccine recipient is considered fully vaccinated 14 days after completing their series.

In Jackson County, 88,347 people had completed their series as of Thursday, and 9,689 had received one of two doses.

In Josephine County, 30,606 people had completed their series, and 3,250 had received one of two doses.

As of Thursday, 24,212 Jackson County residents 16 and older needed to be vaccinated to reach a vaccination goal of 65% for the county, according to OHA data.

In Josephine County, 14,119 residents 16 and older needed to be vaccinated to reach its goal.