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Lane County reported 46 confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, raising the countywide case count to 11,071, according to Lane County Public Health. The death toll remained at 144.
There were 215 in Lane County considered infectious Thursday, down 5% from Wednesday’s 204.
Ten were reported hospitalized, three less than Wednesday, and two are in intensive care with one on a ventilator, both unchanged from Wednesday.
There were no Oregon Health Authority county-level vaccination reports Thursday due to an ongoing unresolved system error, the OHA said.
Oregon reports 678 new COVID-19 cases, 5 new deaths
Oregon reported five new COVID-19-related deaths Thursday, raising the state’s death toll to 2,439.
The Oregon Health Authority also reports 678 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 168,795.
Vaccinations in Oregon
OHA reported that 50,429 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 27,783 doses were administered on April 7 and 22,646 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on April 7.
The 50,429 doses submitted to the state’s immunization tracking system on April 7 was the highest number of COVID-19 vaccine doses entered into the database on a single day since the COVID-19 vaccines began to be administered in Oregon. The 7-day running average is now 34,733 doses per day.
As of today, 824,299 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 522,780 people who have had at least one dose.
Oregon has now administered a total of 1,083,978 doses of Pfizer, 971,012 doses of Moderna and 61,539 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.
To date, 1,340,235 doses of Pfizer, 1,212,800 doses of Moderna and 185,500 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines have been delivered to sites across Oregon.
Cases and deaths
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (4), Benton (4), Clackamas (65), Clatsop (6), Columbia (10), Coos (7), Crook (4), Curry (3), Deschutes (47), Douglas (14), Gilliam (1), Grant (7), Hood River (5), Jackson (88), Jefferson (5), Josephine (27), Klamath (42), Lane (47), Lincoln (8), Linn (18), Malheur (1), Marion (48), Morrow (1), Multnomah (108), Polk (14), Tillamook (8), Umatilla (6), Union (1), Wasco (1), Washington (69) and Yamhill (9).
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 168, which is three fewer than Wednesday. There are 38 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, which is four fewer than Wednesday.
Weekly cases, deaths and hospitalizations up
Daily cases, hospitalizations and deaths all increased from the previous week, according to the latest Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Weekly Report.
There were 2,964 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, March 29, through Sunday, April 4, the OHA reported Wednesday, a 21% increase from the previous week.
New COVID-19 related hospitalizations rose to 150, up from 137 last week.
Reported COVID-19 related deaths rose to 19, up from 10 last week.
There were 93,357 tests for COVID-19 for the week of March 28 through April 4 — an 1.4% increase from last week. The percentage of positive tests rose from 3.7% to 4.5%.
People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 40% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 77% of COVID-19 related deaths.
This week’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 21 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.
Colorado vaccination site shuts down after 11 ‘adverse reactions’ to Johnson & Johnson jabs
A mass vaccination site in Colorado was shut down Wednesday after 11 people suffered “adverse reactions” including nausea and dizziness after receiving the one-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine.
Centura Health said in a statement that it “followed our protocols and in an abundance of caution, made the decision – in partnership with the state – to pause operations for the remainder of the day.”
Two patients were transported to the hospital for observation while EMTs treated the other nine people with juice and water, the state health department said.
Over 1,700 people received shots at the site in Commerce City, a few miles north of Denver, so the issues involved less than 1% of the vaccinations. The 640 patients who were unable to receive their vaccine because of the pause will be automatically rescheduled for Sunday, Centura said. The state said the Pfizer vaccine, requiring two doses, will be administered Sunday.
“We know it can be alarming to hear about people getting transported to the hospital,” said Scott Bookman, the COVID-19 Incident Commander. “From what we know, today’s side effects were consistent with what can be expected.”
Also in the news:
►A Los Angeles mass vaccination site will allow any adult to stand in line for a COVID-19 vaccine Thursday through Sunday after vaccination appointments went unfilled in recent days, the governor’s Office of Emergency Services said.
►Baseball fans headed to the San Francisco Giants opening game Friday will be required to show proof of vaccination or a negative COVID test result in order to be admitted, the team said on its website.
►Hawaii announced plans to expand vaccine eligibility to all adults by April 19, becoming the final state to commit to Biden’s call to lift eligibility requirements.
►Nearly half of new coronavirus infections nationwide are in New York, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania and New Jersey, a situation that is putting pressure on the federal government to consider sending more doses to hot spots.
►Idaho Gov. Brad Little joined Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in banning their state governments from requiring or issuing COVID-19 “vaccine passports.”
📈 Today’s numbers: The U.S. has more than 30.9 million confirmed coronavirus cases and 559,000 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins University data. The global totals: More than 133.2 million cases and 2.89 million deaths. At least 225.2 million vaccine doses have been distributed in the U.S. and 171.4 million have been administered, according to the CDC.
— From news reports and USA TODAY Network
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