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    Coronavirus in Oregon: 21 deaths, 2,011 new cases as summer surge slowly eases – OregonLive

    Oregon reported 21 new COVID-19 deaths Wednesday and 2,011 new cases, adding to September’s grim toll from the disease but continuing a gradual decline in new cases and hospitalizations.

    While the number of average daily cases remains higher than the 2020 peak, cases have fallen from the summer apex and state officials on Wednesday reported declining test positivity rates.

    “The incidence of reported COVID-19 continues to be higher in Oregon counties with lower vaccination rates,” the agency said in a news release.

    Where the new cases are by county: Baker (24), Benton (32), Clackamas (131), Clatsop (6), Columbia (23), Coos (53), Crook (24), Curry (10), Deschutes 205), Douglas (53), Gilliam (1), Grant (1), Harney (14), Hood River (11), Jackson (135), Jefferson (40), Josephine (16), Klamath (48), Lake (10), Lane (100), Lincoln (46), Linn (95), Malheur (32), Marion (217), Morrow (11), Multnomah (193), Polk (95), Sherman (1), Tillamook (7), Umatilla (80), Union (32), Wallowa (11), Wasco (26), Washington (182) and Yamhill (46)

    Who died: The state did not immediately disclose details of the latest fatalities.

    Hospitalizations: 811 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, down 11 from Tuesday. That includes 235 people in intensive care, two fewer than Tuesday.

    There are 56 available adult ICU beds out of 631 total (9% availability) and 345 available adult non-ICU beds out of 4,218 (8% availability).

    Vaccines: Oregon reported 3,169 people vaccinated for the first time.

    Since it began: Oregon has reported 328,184 confirmed or presumed infections and 3,771 deaths. To date, the state has reported 5,097,238 doses administered, fully vaccinating 2,505,080 people and partially vaccinating 229,360 people.

    To see more data and trends, visit https://projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus.

    — Ted Sickinger; tsickinger@oregonian.com; 503-221-8505; @tedsickinger

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