The Oregon Health Authority announced 269 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with 13 new deaths.
The Oregon Health Authority announced 269 new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday along with 13 new deaths, as the state identified in Douglas County the first case of a variant strain of coronavirus originally detected in Brazil.
The Brazilian variant, also known as P.1, was first detected in people traveling from Brazil to Japan in January. The variant appears to be more contagious and has reinfected people previously immune from having contracted the original virus, Douglas County health officials say.
The person infected in Douglas County has known travel history prior to testing positive, according to the health authority. Only ten cases have previously been found in America in Alaska, Florida, Maryland, Minnesota and Oklahoma.
Meanwhile, the state debuted its COVID-19 vaccine lottery system for the Oregon Convention Center mass vaccination site Monday, and said it would alert 750 people if they were selected for a shot. As of Friday, the state said 208,365 people had registered for the system via the getvaccinatedoregon.gov website. The other mass vaccination site at Portland International Airport continues to have people sign up for appointments directly online.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (2), Benton (3), Clackamas (20), Columbia (2), Coos (3), Crook (1), Deschutes (6), Douglas (20), Gilliam (1), Harney (2), Jackson (44), Jefferson (2), Josephine (20), Klamath (5), Lake (2), Lane (24), Lincoln (3), Linn (6), Marion (26), Morrow (1), Multnomah (28), Polk (4), Tillamook (3), Umatilla (11), Union (1), Washington (23) and Yamhill (6).
Who died: Oregons 2,213th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old Baker County woman who tested positive Feb. 24 and died Feb. 26 at her residence.
The 2,214th death is an 88-year-old Baker County man who tested positive Feb. 24 and died Feb. 26 at his residence.
The 2,215th death is a 100-year-old Clackamas County man who tested positive Jan. 25 and died Feb. 16 at his residence.
The 2,216th death is a 91-year-old Douglas County woman who tested positive Feb. 19 and died Feb. 28 at her residence.
The 2,217th death is a 91-year-old Deschutes County woman who tested positive Jan. 23 and died Feb. 16 at her residence.
The 2,218th death is a 27-year-old Jackson County man who tested positive Jan. 26 and died Feb. 19 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center.
The 2,219th death is a 90-year-old Lane County man who tested positive Feb. 19 and died Feb. 28 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend.
The 2,220th death is a 72-year-old Linn County woman who tested positive Jan. 12 and died Feb. 26 at Samaritan Lebanon Community Hospital.
The 2,221st death is an 83-year-old Multnomah County man who tested positive Jan. 6 and died Feb. 14 at his residence.
The 2,222nd death is a 57-year-old Multnomah County man who tested positive Feb. 8 and died Feb. 10 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center.
The 2,223rd death is a 58-year-old Multnomah County woman who tested positive Jan. 29 and died Feb. 19 at Providence Portland Medical Center.
The 2,224th death is a 79-year-old Yamhill County man who tested positive Jan. 25 and died Feb. 9 at his residence. He had no underlying conditions.
The 2,225th death is a 78-year-old Coos County woman who tested positive Feb. 19 and died Feb. 28 at Mercy Medical Center.
Unless noted above, each person who died had underlying health conditions or state officials were working to determine if the person had underlying medical conditions.
The prevalence of infections: On Tuesday, the state reported 346 new positive tests out of 11,956 tests performed, equaling a 2.9% positivity rate.
Who got infected: New confirmed or presumed infections grew among the following age groups: 0-9 (11); 10-19 (37); 20-29 (55); 30-39 (30); 40-49 (23); 50-59 (40); 60-69 (27); 70-79 (12); 80 and older (16).
Whos in the hospital: The state reported 149 Oregonians with confirmed coronavirus infections were hospitalized Tuesday, 17 more than Monday. Of those, 29 coronavirus patients were in intensive care units, two more than Monday.
Vaccines administered: Oregon has administered 997,448 first and second doses out of 1,244,505 received, which is about 80% of its supply. Oregon reported 10,911 newly administered doses, which includes 3,894 on Monday and the remainder from previous days.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 156,037 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,225 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported over 3,760,400 lab reports from tests.
— Jaimie Ding
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