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Oregon reaches 80% adult vaccination milestone

Overall, 68% of all Oregonians, including kids who aren't yet eligible for the vaccines, have gotten at least one shot, and 63% are fully vaccinated.

PORTLAND, Ore. — The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) on Thursday reported 80% of Oregonians 18 and older have now received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, according to the CDC. The CDC's database shows a slightly higher number than OHA's dashboards because of reporting from federal facilities like the Veteran's Administration. 

Overall, 68% of all Oregonians, including kids who aren't yet eligible for the vaccines, have gotten at least one shot, and 63% are fully vaccinated. Oregon ranks 12th in the country for the percentage of residents fully vaccinated. 

OHA said health officials still believe Oregon is below the level of "herd immunity" required to stop the virus from spreading.

The state reached this vaccination milestone on the same day it reported 24 new COVID-related deaths, as well as 1,116 new cases.

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Breakthrough report

OHA's latest breakthrough case report found 72.1% of reported COVID-19 cases between Oct. 17 and Oct. 23 were in people who were not vaccinated. There were 2,156 breakthrough cases in people fully vaccinated, or 27.9% of all cases. 

There have been 35,424 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. Of those, 4.4% have been hospitalized and 1% have died. 

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Hospitalizations

There are 518 people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Oregon, 36 fewer than Wednesday. Of those, 123 are in ICU beds.

There are 52 available adult ICU beds out of 697 total (7% availability) and 272 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,139 (7% availability).

Cases

New cases were reported in the following counties:

Baker (2), Benton (24), Clackamas (88), Clatsop (7), Columbia (13), Coos (22), Crook (24), Curry (4), Deschutes (117), Douglas (53), Gilliam (1), Hood River (4), Jackson (54), Jefferson (21), Josephine (24), Klamath (62), Lake (4), Lane (80), Lincoln (15), Linn (76), Malheur (24), Marion (70), Morrow (7), Multnomah (119), Polk (30), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (32), Union (10), Wallowa (4), Wasco (22), Washington (73) and Yamhill (28).

Vaccinations

As of Thursday, 2,810,730 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,606,947 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series, according to OHA.

Deaths

OHA released the following information about the deaths reported on Thursday:

  • Oregon’s 4,335th COVID-19 related death was an 86-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on April 28, 2020 and died on Sept. 4, 2020 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,336th COVID-19 related death was a 78-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 20 and died on March 14 at her residence. She had no underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,337th COVID-19 related death was a 77-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on March 21 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,338th COVID-19 related death was a 52-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on March 22 and died on March 28 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,339th COVID-19 related death was a 71-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 19, 2020 and died on March 24 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,340th COVID-19 related death was a 65-year-old man from Washington County who tested positive on Jan. 5 and died on Jan. 22 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,341st COVID-19 related death was a 94-year-old woman from Multnomah County who tested positive on Oct. 24 and died on Oct. 26. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 4,342nd COVID-19 related death was a 74-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 21 and died on Oct. 27 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,343rd COVID-19 related death was an 82-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Oct. 20 and died on Oct. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,344th COVID-19 related death was a 91-year-old man from Yamhill County who tested positive on Oct. 20 and died on Oct. 27 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,345th COVID-19 related death was a 61-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive on Oct. 19 and died on Oct. 24 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,346th COVID-19 related death was a 91-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 16 and died on Oct. 25 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,347th COVID-19 related death was an 87-year-old woman from Jackson County who tested positive on Oct. 8 and died on Oct. 27 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,348th COVID-19 related death was a 68-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 7 and died on Oct. 26 at Mckenzie Willamette Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,349th COVID-19 related death was a 43-year-old man from Umatilla County who first became symptomatic on Sept. 24 and died on Oct. 22; location of death is being confirmed. He had no underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,350th COVID-19 related death was a 73-year-old man from Jackson County who tested positive on Sept. 15 and died on Oct. 26 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,351st COVID-19 related death was a 61-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Oct. 26 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 4,352nd COVID-19 related death was a 48-year-old man from Douglas County who tested positive on Sept. 1 and died on Oct. 26 at Mercy Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 4,353rd COVID-19 related death was a 57-year-old woman from Lane County who tested positive on Oct. 13 and died on Oct. 27 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 4,354th COVID-19 related death was a 63-year-old man from Lane County who tested positive on Sept. 28 and died on Oct. 25 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,355th COVID-19 related death was a 77-year-old man from Jefferson County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 27 at St. Charles Bend Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
  • Oregon’s 4,356th COVID-19 related death was an 89-year-old woman from Douglas County who tested positive on Oct. 18 died on Oct. 27 at Mercy Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,357th COVID-19 related death was an 84-year-old woman from Yamhill County who tested positive on Oct. 3 and died on Oct. 24 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 4,358th COVID-19 related death was a 67-year-old man from Malheur County who tested positive on Sept. 22 and died on Oct. 27 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, ID. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

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