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OHA reports 560 new COVID-19 cases

The Oregon Health Authority reported 560 new cases of COVID-19 and one new death from the illness Friday.

The new cases increased Oregon’s caseload to 169,338, and the death toll rose to 2,440.

Jackson County reported 27 new cases, raising the local cumulative total to 9,570, according to Jackson County Public Health. Josephine County reported 18, bringing its total to 2,934, OHA data showed.

The death tolls for both counties remained at 126 and 62, respectively.

OHA officials reported 158 Oregonians who were hospitalized with the disease, 10 fewer than Thursday, with 39 in intensive care unit beds, one more than Thursday, according to OHA data. There were 15 patients hospitalized in Jackson and Josephine counties, four fewer than Thursday, with six in ICU beds, one more than Thursday.

As of Friday, 859,912 Oregonians were considered fully vaccinated, with 514,496 others who had received one shot in a two-dose regimen, according to OHA data. In Jackson County, 37,062 residents were fully vaccinated, while 22,937 others had received one dose. In Josephine County, 13,944 residents were fully vaccinated, while 9,617 others had received one dose.