There were 7,913 reported new COVID-19 cases last week in Oregon, a 17% increase from the previous week, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Health officials on Wednesday reported 764 new COVID-19 cases in Oregon and eight more deaths associated with the virus. The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) said Wednesday’s case count is lower than anticipated “because a server outage led to unscheduled database downtime.”

Oregon had previously reported more than 1,000 new cases in six of the last seven days. There were 7,913 reported new COVID-19 cases last week in Oregon, a 17% increase from the previous week, according to OHA. The increase follows three weeks of declining cases.

There has been a total of 120,223 known coronavirus cases in Oregon during the pandemic, including 1,558 people who have died.

There are 480 people hospitalized with COVID-19, 14 fewer than reported on Tuesday, according to OHA. There are 120 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit beds, which is 13 more than reported on Tuesday.

Vaccinations continue at a slow pace in Oregon. OHA recorded 6,432 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine administered, including 595 second doses. Gov. Kate Brown, who earlier this week admitted the state isn’t vaccinating people fast enough, challenged OHA to vaccinate at a rate of 12,000 doses a day by the end of next week.

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While 225,600 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered to sites across the state, there have been just 61,671 shots administered so far in Oregon, meaning 27% of available doses have been administered.

Of the 764 newly reported cases on Wednesday, Marion County reported the most with 134, followed by Multnomah County with 114. Here is a county-by-county breakdown of the new cases:

  • Baker: 11
  • Benton: 8
  • Clackamas: 79
  • Clatsop: 15
  • Columbia: 8
  • Coos: 13
  • Crook: 4
  • Curry: 1
  • Deschutes: 10
  • Douglas: 10
  • Gilliam: 2
  • Grant: 1
  • Harney: 2
  • Hood River: 6
  • Jackson: 44
  • Jefferson: 12
  • Josephine: 11
  • Klamath: 31
  • Lake: 5
  • Lane: 49
  • Lincoln: 3
  • Linn: 19
  • Malheur: 17
  • Marion: 134
  • Morrow: 2
  • Multnomah: 114
  • Polk: 14
  • Sherman: 1
  • Tillamook: 4
  • Umatilla: 50
  • Union: 4
  • Wallowa: 2
  • Wasco: 7
  • Washington: 27
  • Yamhill: 44

OHA released the following information about the eight newly reported deaths:

  • Oregon’s 1551st COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old woman in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 9 and died on Jan. 3 at Hillsboro Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1552nd COVID-19 death is 78-year-old man in Washington County who tested positive on Dec. 20 and died on Jan. 4 at Oregon Health Science University. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1553rd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on Dec. 29 and died on Jan. 5 at Legacy Mt. Hood Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1554th COVID-19 death is a 53-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 10 and died on Jan. 5 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1555th COVID-19 death is a 69-year-old man in Josephine County who tested positive on Dec. 27 and died on Jan. 4 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1556th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old man in Jackson County who tested positive on Dec. 16 and died on Jan. 3 at Asante Rogue Valley Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1557th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man in Douglas County who tested positive on Nov. 11 and died on Jan. 3 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
  • Oregon’s 1558th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old woman in Crook County who tested positive on Dec. 28 and died on Jan. 1 at her residence. She had underlying conditions.

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