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Oregon Health Authorities Report 763 new cases

Oregon Health Authorities reported five new COVID-19 related deaths which raised the state’s death toll to 2,514. They also reported 763 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, bringing the state total to 189,162.

Oregon Health Authorities have identified 611 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases through May 3, including eight deaths. The number of vaccine breakthrough cases identified in Oregon remains very small when compared to the more than 1.3 million people who have completed their vaccine series.

Vaccine breakthrough cases are defined as instances in which an individual received a positive COVID-19 test result at least 14 days after the completion of any COVID-19 vaccine series. Oregon Health Authorities are not reporting the regions in which the deaths took place. Of the 611 reported vaccine breakthrough cases, 14% were observed in individuals who reside in long-term care facilities or other congregate care settings.

Health Authorities reported Thursday that 36,259 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations were added to the state immunization registry. Of this total, 23,539 doses were administered on Wednesday and 12,720 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry on Wednesday. The 7-day running average is now 30,909 doses per day.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,706,865 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,349,096 first and second doses of Moderna and 101,923 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines. As of Thursday, 1,353,250 people have completed a COVID-19 vaccine series. There are 1,902,244 who have had at least one dose. The total number of positive patient bed-days in the recent seven days is 2,364, which is an 8.7% increase from the previous seven days. The peak daily number of beds occupied by COVID-19 positive patients in the most recent seven days is 351.

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