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Oregon reports five more COVID-19 deaths Friday

Five more Oregonians died of COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority reported Friday, raising the state’s death toll from the illness to 2,750.

The agency also reported 315 new cases of the illness, raising Oregon’s cumulative total to 206,299 cases.

Jackson County Public Health reported 19 new cases, raising the county’s total to 11,518. OHA reported eight new cases in Josephine County, raising its total to 3,575 cases.

Jackson County’s COVID-19 death toll remained at 146, Josephine County’s at 72, according to state data.

Hospitalizations

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

Eleven people were hospitalized with the disease in Jackson and Josephine counties Friday, one more than Thursday, with three patients in ICU beds, one more than Thursday.

Vaccinations

As of Friday, 2,086,483 Oregonians had completed their COVID-19 vaccine series, and 258,231 others had received one shot in a two-dose regimen.

In Jackson County, 88,579 people had completed their vaccine series, and 9,568 others had received one of two doses, OHA data show.

In Josephine County, 30,763 people had completed their vaccine series, and 3,172 others had received one of two doses.

On Friday, Oregon needed 51,616 more residents 18 and older to get vaccinated to reach a statewide goal of 70% of adults receiving at least one dose.

In Jackson County, 24,018 more residents 16 and older needed to get vaccinated to reach the goal of 65% of that population receiving at least one dose.

In Josephine County, 14,045 residents needed to get vaccinated to reach the same goal.