Four new deaths connected to COVID-19 were reported in Linn County on Thursday, raising that county’s death total to 119. Benton County’s death toll remains at 30, with no new deaths reported.
The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday reported 1,237 new positive and presumptive COVID-19 cases, bringing the state’s case total to 347,616. There were 24 new COVID-19-related deaths, raising Oregon’s death total to 4,141.
Linn County reported 22 new positive and presumptive cases, bringing that county’s case total to 12,290. Benton County reported 26 new positive and presumptive cases, bringing that county’s case total to 5,272.
OHA released its weekly breakthrough report, revealing that 72.8% of the 9,141 cases reported between Oct. 3 and Oct. 9 occurred in unvaccinated individuals. There were 2,490 breakthrough cases, which is 27.2% of all cases.
Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of the virus.
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Vaccinations: OHA reported that 12,696 new vaccine doses were added to the state immunization registry on Wednesday, Oct. 13. There are nearly 2.8 million Oregonians who have received at least one dose of the vaccine, and nearly 2.6 million Oregonians who have completed a vaccine series.
National: The Centers for Disease Control reported 92,217 new positive and presumptive cases in the U.S. on Thursday, bringing the country’s case total to over 44.6 million. There were 1,713 new COVID-related deaths, raising the U.S. death total to 718,681.