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Lane County reported two deaths and 573 confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Friday, raising the death toll to 363 and the countywide case count to 39,030.
There were 2,887 county residents considered infectious Friday, up slightly from Thursday's 2,839.
For a second day, hospitalizations saw a double-digit percentage point drop. There were 42 county residents hospitalized Friday, a 34% drop from Thursday's 61. There were six in intensive care, a 40% drop from Thursday's 10, and one on a ventilator, unchanged from Thursday.
Of the 42 county residents hospitalized Friday, 78.6%, or 33, were unvaccinated, Lane County Public Health reported.
As of Thursday, 270,082 people in Lane County, 70.82% of the total population, had received first or second vaccine doses with 621,121 first and second doses administered in Lane County, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
On Friday, OHA reported these details about four Lane County COVID-19-related deaths:
A 68-year-old man died Dec. 3, 2021 at his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.
An 87-year-old woman tested positive Jan. 7, and died Jan. 12, at McKenzie Willamette Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
An 80-year-old man tested positive February 22, and died July 29, 2021, at his residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 disease or SARS-CoV-2 as a cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death. He had underlying conditions.
A 74-year-old man tested positive Jan. 2, and died Jan. 9, at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
On Thursday OHA reported these details about two Lane County COVID-19-related deaths:
An 84-year-old man tested positive Oct. 29 and died Dec. 5 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
A 39-year-old man tested positive Jan. 5, 2021, and died Jan. 11, 2022, at PeaceHealth Sacred Health Medical Center at RiverBend. He had underlying conditions.
— The Register-Guard
OHA report: Unvaccinated account for 73.6% of breakthroughs
Oregon Health Authority’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released Thursday, reported 45,334 cases of COVID-19 during the week of Jan. 2 - 8.
Of those cases, 33,363 or 73.6% were unvaccinated and 11,971 or 26.4% were vaccine breakthrough cases.
The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 36. Forty-five breakthrough cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 985 cases in people aged 12 to 17.
To date, there have been 72,683 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 44. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties.
Cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is more than five times higher than in vaccinated people.
To date, 3.5% of all vaccine breakthrough cases have been hospitalized and 1% have died. The average age of vaccinated people who have died is 81.
Vaccination remains the most effective tool to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Oregonians are encouraged to get vaccinated and, if eligible, to get a booster shot.
Inslee deploys National Guard to assist hospitals, testing
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee is deploying 100 members of the state National Guard to hospitals across the state to set up testing sites and to assist in non-medical tasks amid staff shortages due to an omicron-fueled spike in COVID-19 hospitalizations.
Inslee announced Thursday that teams will be deployed to assist four emergency departments that are at hospitals in Everett, Yakima, Wenatchee and Spokane, and that COVID-19 testing teams will be based at hospitals in Olympia, Richland, Seattle and Tacoma.
There are plans for additional Federal Emergency Management Agency testing sites in King and Snohomish Counties.
Inslee's office said that with a 75% increase in COVID hospitalizations over the first week of the new year, hospitals leaders and physicians have said they are in a crisis.
He said that there are currently more than 2,000 people hospitalized with COVID-19 across the state, and that they make up about 18% of all patients and 22% of patients in intensive care units. He said that about 80% of those hospitalized are not vaccinated.
— The Associated Press
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