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Oregon reports 422 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

The Oregon Health Authority reported 422 new cases of COVID-19 in the state Thursday, along with two more deaths from the illness.

The cases raised Oregon’s cumulative number of cases from the illness to 162,806, with 2,370 deaths.

Jackson County reported 21 new cases, raising the local total to 9,056, according to Jackson County Public Health.

Josephine County reported 22 new cases, raising the county’s cumulative total to 2,714, according to OHA. There have been 120 deaths from the illness in Jackson County, and 60 in Josephine County.

On Thursday, 108 people were hospitalized from the disease statewide, six more than Wednesday, with 17 in intensive care, two fewer than Wednesday.

Twenty-two people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson and Josephine counties, three more than Wednesday, with four people in ICU , two fewer than Wednesday.

As of Thursday, 596,426 Oregonians were considered fully vaccinated against the illness, and 449,841 people had received one shot in a two-dose regimen, state data showed.

In Jackson County, 27,003 residents were fully vaccinated, and 19,738 people had received their first dose.

In Josephine County, 8,449 residents were fully vaccinated, with 10,137 others who had received their first dose.