The Oregon Health Authority on Monday announced 178 new coronavirus cases and two deaths.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (1), Benton (5), Clackamas (20), Coos (13), Curry (1), Deschutes (2), Douglas (5), Harney (1), Jackson (22), Jefferson (2), Josephine (3), Klamath (11), Lane (10), Lincoln (1), Linn (1), Marion (7), Multnomah (36), Polk (4), Washington (32) and Yamhill (1).
Who died: Oregon’s 2,323rd COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old Columbia County woman who tested positive Feb. 19 and died March 2.
Oregon’s 2,324th death is an 85-year-old Columbia County woman who tested positive Feb. 19 and died Feb. 27.
Each person had underlying health conditions or state officials were working to determine if the person had underlying medical conditions. Officials are also confirming the locations of death.
The prevalence of infections: On Monday, the state reported 202 new positive tests out of 6,933 tests performed, equaling a 2.9% positivity rate.
Who got infected: New confirmed or presumed infections grew among the following age groups between Friday and Monday: 0-9 (30); 10-19 (112); 20-29 (123); 30-39 (125); 40-49 (129); 50-59 (95); 60-69 (68); 70-79 (49); 80 and older (19).
Who’s in the hospital: The state reported that 118 people were hospitalized with a confirmed case of COVID-19, which is 18 more than Sunday’s figure. There were 23 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, two more than were in similar care Sunday.
Vaccines administered: Oregon has administered 1,346,090 first and second doses as of Monday. The state reported 24,077 new doses. Of those vaccines, 13,529 doses were administered Sunday and 10,548 were administered on previous days but entered into the system Sunday.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 159,788 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,234 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 3,970,707 lab reports from tests