The Oregon Health Authority reported 908 new confirmed or suspected coronavirus cases in the state and seven other deaths.
The official coronavirus death toll in Oregon now stands at 1,422, one of the lowest state totals in the country.
Nearly 1,200 Oregonians received COVID-19 vaccinations on Christmas Eve as the vaccine rollout continues for healthcare workers and nursing homes. 17,130 people in the state have received their first vaccine so far.
It is expected that it will be well into spring or summer before anyone in Oregon can get a coronavirus vaccine. Approximately 3 million Oregonians must be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity to COVID-19, which killed nearly 2 million people worldwide.
Oregon has had more than 100,000 confirmed or suspected COVID-19 cases in total, with a current average of just over 1,000 new cases per day.
Here’s the latest on the Oregon coronavirus pandemic from December 25 data released by OHA:
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (2), Benton (20), Clackamas (82), Clatsop (5), Columbia (9), Coos (4), Crook (4), Curry (3), Deschutes (31), Douglas (14), Harney (1), Hood River (14), Jackson (65), Jefferson (21), Josephine (3), Lake (2), Lane (57), Lincoln (5), Linn (38), Malheur (9) Marion (123), Morrow (4), Multnomah (215), Polk (17), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (42), Union (2), Wallowa (1) Wasco (9), Washington (84) and Yamhill (21).
New deaths: Oregon 1,416. COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old male in Multnomah County who tested positive on November 6 and died on November 15 at the Providence Adventist Medical Center. He had basic conditions.
Oregon 1,417. COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old man in Lane County who tested positive on December 16 and died in his home on December 16. He had basic conditions.
Oregon 1,418. COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old male in Deschutes County who tested positive on December 20 and died on December 24 at St. Charles Medical Center – Bend. He had basic conditions.
Oregon’s 1,419. COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old male in Marion County who tested positive on November 12 and died at Salem Hospital on December 23. He had basic conditions.
Oregon’s 1,420. COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on December 16 and died at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center on December 23. She had basic conditions.
Oregon’s 1,421. COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old male in Marion County who tested positive on December 11th and died at Salem Hospital on December 24th. He had basic conditions.
Oregon 1,422. COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old male in Marion County who tested positive on December 17 and died at Salem Hospital on December 23. He had basic conditions.
Who is in the hospital: The state reported that 472 Oregonians were hospitalized with confirmed coronavirus infections on Friday, 23 fewer than Thursday. Of those in the hospital, 103 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units, two more than on Thursday.
– Douglas Perry