Oregon reported 1,747 new cases of coronavirus in the week ending Sunday, from 1,778 the week before of the virus that causes COVID-19.
Oregon ranked ninth among the states where coronavirus was spreading the fastest on a per-person basis, a USA TODAY Network analysis of Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the latest week, coronavirus cases in the United States decreased 19.6% from the week before, with 79,884 cases reported. With 1.27% of the country’s population, Oregon had 2.19% of the country’s cases in the last week. Across the country, eight states had more cases in the latest week than they did in the week before.
Within Oregon, the worst weekly outbreaks on a per-person basis were in Gilliam, Harney and Baker counties. Adding the most new cases overall were Multnomah County, with 241 cases; Clackamas, with 177 cases; and Marion, with 167. Weekly case counts rose in 16 counties from the previous week. The worst increases from the prior week’s pace were in Josephine, Linn and Umatilla counties.
Lane County reported 124 cases and six deaths in the latest week. A week earlier, it had reported 110 cases and six deaths. Throughout the pandemic it has reported 13,896 cases and 164 deaths.
Oregon ranked 17th among states in share of people receiving at least one shot, with 57.7% of its residents at least partially vaccinated. The national rate is 53.3%, a USA TODAY analysis of CDC data shows. The Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, which are the most used in the United States, require two doses administered a few weeks apart.
In the week ending Sunday, Oregon reported administering another 126,962 vaccine doses, including 39,120 first doses. In the previous week, the state administered 129,294 vaccine doses, including 40,900 first doses. In all, Oregon reported it has administered 4,432,588 total doses.
Across Oregon, cases fell in 16 counties, with the best declines in Deschutes, Multnomah and Clackamas counties.
In Oregon, 24 people were reported dead of COVID-19 in the week ending Sunday. In the week before that, 36 people were were reported dead.
A total of 206,777 people in Oregon have tested positive for the coronavirus since the pandemic began, and 2,754 people have died from the disease, Johns Hopkins University data shows. In the United States 33,541,887 people have tested positive and 601,824 people have died.
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