The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday announced nine COVID-19 deaths and 1,343 new cases, as cases and hospitalizations appear to have plateaued in recent days.
Over the last seven days, Oregon has averaged 1,172 cases per day. That’s down slightly from a week ago but up slightly since Oct. 15.
Meanwhile, hospitalizations have stalled at above 560 for the past few days.
Until now, cases and hospitalizations had been trending consistently down since early September. Most models still project continued declines in the weeks ahead.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (15), Benton (17), Clackamas (108), Clatsop (12), Columbia (11), Coos (26), Crook (17), Curry (4), Deschutes (111), Douglas (60), Gilliam (1), Harney (2), Hood River (10), Jackson (76), Jefferson (30), Josephine (28), Klamath (52), Lake (7), Lane (79), Lincoln (18), Linn (59), Malheur (44), Marion (155), Morrow (7), Multnomah (132), Polk (51), Sherman (2), Tillamook (4), Umatilla (44), Union (8), Wallowa (6), Wasco (17), Washington (105) and Yamhill (25).
(Click here to see deaths by month).
Who died: The state did not immediately release death information.
Hospitalizations: 568 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, up six from Tuesday. That includes 126 people in intensive care, down four from Tuesday.
Vaccines: 2,447 people have been reported newly vaccinated since Tuesday.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 354,681 confirmed or presumed infections and 4,235 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 5,356,773 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 2,577,281 people and partially vaccinating 213,733 people.
To see more data and trends, visit https://projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/
— Alexandra Skores