PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — The day has finally come – 70% of eligible Oregonians are now vaccinated.
Oregon is 18th in the nation in the percentage of the total population that has been vaccinated.
As of Thursday, 2,343,617 adult Oregonians had received at least one dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or a shot of the single-dose Johnson and Johnson vaccine. This meant Oregon was 2,206 doses short, however some backlogged data came in and were added to the tally. Doses administered on Thursday were also added.
Governor Brown reopened Oregon on Wednesday despite being short of the 70% goal. Vaccine efforts are still underway. The state wants to reach 80% vaccinated to really reduce the spread of COVID. And there will be a big push this summer with vaccines at community events.
But there are no capacity limits at festivals, weddings, funerals, sports events. The hope is that those who are not fully vaccinated and attending those events will wear a mask.
Friday COVID report
Three more people died from COVID-19 in the latest report issued from the Oregon Health Authority, along with another 209 confirmed/presumptive cases.
The 3 new deaths were men, aged 77,89 and 92, from Yamhill, Marion and Lincoln counties, respectively. The latest report brings the overall death toll since the pandemic began to 2781.
The total number of cases stands at 209,035. The latest cases were spread out among 30 of Oregon’s 36 counties. Marion and Multnomah counties each had 22 cases, the most in the state.
The full list of counties and cases for Friday is:
Baker (1), Benton (2), Clackamas (16), Clatsop (2), Columbia (2), Coos (1), Crook (3), Curry (1), Deschutes (14), Douglas (14), Gilliam (1), Harney (1), Hood River (3), Jackson (14), Jefferson (1), Josephine (12), Klamath (7), Lane (13), Linn (15), Malheur (1), Marion (22), Morrow (1), Multnomah (22), Polk (7), Tillamook (2), Umatilla (6), Union (1), Wasco (2), Washington (14) and Yamhill (8).
New modeling shows there is a continued decline in the daily cases of the coronavirus, OHA officials said.