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We’ll update this story with the latest news about coronavirus and its effects in Oregon on Thursday, July 8.
COVID-19 vaccine clinic coming to Salem this weekend
A free COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be held Saturday in Salem in an effort to increase vaccination rates among communities of Black, Indigenous and people of color.
The Salem event, along with two others in Tualatin and Portland, are being organized by the Professional Business Development Group, a trade association representing BIPOC and women contractors and others within the construction industry, the Oregon Health Authority and community partners, including the Northwest Oregon Labor Council.
Pfizer vaccines will be available, with the second Pfizer shot being scheduled at local Safeway and Alberton’s. There will be free food and an opportunity to win raffle prizes.
The events will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the following Saturdays:
- July 10 at the Willamette Education Service District in Salem at 2611 Pringle Road SE
- July 17 at Tualatin High School in Tualatin at 22300 SW Boones Ferry Road
- July 24 at LiUNA! Local 737 in Portland at 17230 NE Sacramento Street
Attendees can register in advance via the registration pages of the provider partner, Safeway. Participants are encouraged to register in advance, but drive-ins are also welcomed. No ID or health insurance is required.
For additional resources on COVID-19, visit https://pbdgweb.com/covid-19-resources.
212 new cases, 2 new deaths
Oregon Health Authority officials reported 212 new cases of COVID-19 Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 209,973.
The new cases include 23 in Marion County and two in Polk County.
The additional new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported Thursday are in the following counties: Benton (4), Clackamas (23), Columbia (4), Crook (2), Deschutes (10), Douglas (5), Jackson (18), Josephine (15), Klamath (8), Lane (7), Lincoln (4), Linn (13), Malheur (3), Morrow (1), Multnomah (13), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (21), Union (2), Washington (17), Yamhill (10).
The state reported two deaths related to COVID-19 in Oregon. One is a 66-year-old man from Multnomah County who tested positive on June 22 and died on July 6 at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
The second is a 72-year-old man from Klamath County who tested positive on June 23 and died on July 6 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
There have been 2,790 deaths related to coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.
There were 10,824 new doses of COVID-19 vaccinations added to the state immunization registry Thursday. Of this total, 7,482 doses were administered Wednesday and 3,396 were administered on previous days but were entered into the vaccine registry Wednesday.
The number of patients hospitalized with COVID-19 continues to drop across Oregon, with 100 patients Thursday, six fewer than Wednesday. There are 28 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit beds, which is three fewer than Wednesday.
COVID-19 by the numbers
Here’s the most recent data from the Oregon Health Authority, as of Thursday, July 8.
- 2,790: People who have died from COVID-19.
- 209,973: Total cases of COVID-19.
- 100: COVID-19 patients in hospitals.
Oregon COVID-19 cases by county
Here are the number of cases, both tested positive and presumptive, and deaths as of Thursday, July 8.
- Baker: 1,042 cases, 15 deaths.
- Benton: 3,299 cases, 22 deaths.
- Clackamas: 19,222 cases, 235 deaths.
- Clatsop: 1,086 cases, 9 deaths.
- Columbia: 1,971 cases, 30 deaths.
- Coos: 2,202 cases, 39 deaths.
- Crook: 1,317 cases, 23 deaths.
- Curry: 746 cases, 12 deaths.
- Deschutes: 10,167 cases, 82 deaths.
- Douglas: 4,030 cases, 84 deaths.
- Gilliam: 82 cases, 1 death.
- Grant: 553 cases, 7 deaths.
- Harney: 440 cases, 11 deaths.
- Hood River: 1,234 cases, 34 deaths.
- Jackson: 11,724 cases, 148 deaths.
- Jefferson: 2,403 cases, 42 deaths.
- Josephine: 3,710 cases, 73 deaths.
- Klamath: 4,831 cases, 79 deaths.
- Lake: 473 cases, 8 deaths.
- Lane: 14,132 cases, 169 deaths.
- Lincoln: 1,467 cases, 22 deaths.
- Linn: 5,827 cases, 81 deaths.
- Malheur: 3,623 cases, 64 deaths.
- Marion: 23,746 cases, 327 deaths.
- Morrow: 1,170 cases, 16 deaths.
- Multnomah: 40,731 cases, 616 deaths.
- Polk: 4,093 cases, 56 deaths.
- Sherman: 71 cases, 1 death.
- Tillamook: 691 cases, 4 deaths.
- Umatilla: 8,760 cases, 88 deaths.
- Union: 1,532 cases, 24 deaths.
- Wallowa: 197 cases, 5 deaths.
- Wasco: 1,467 cases, 30 deaths.
- Washington: 27,038 cases, 252 deaths.
- Wheeler: 35 cases, 1 death.
- Yamhill: 4,861 cases, 80 deaths.
Source: Oregon Health Authority