Medford, OR – According to the report, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed reported 764 new COVID-19 cases. The Oregon Health Authority also reported 8 more COVID-19 related deaths.
The case count was lower than expected because of a server outage that affected the state’s database. The count was expected to return to normal by Thursday.
After three weeks of declining case counts, that number rose by 17% for the week ending Sunday, though reported deaths dropped by 13 from the previous week, a 15% decrease.
According to the statistics, December was by far the deadliest month of the pandemic in Oregon with nearly 470 fatalities.
The state also reported that more than 2,800 people had received their first dose of the vaccine, still well below the 12,000 doses per day.
As of Wednesday, more than 60,000 doses had been administered, but nearly 75% of the doses delivered to the state, some 225,000, had yet to make it into the arms of the community.