The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday reported one COVID-19 death and 928 new coronavirus cases.Governor Kate Brown also extended a long-standing state of emergency to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic while hinting that similar orders may not be necessary this summer.
Governor extended by 60 days her authority to issue restrictions on business operations, among other things. Fifteen counties with high coronavirus case rates will face the strictest of those limits beginning Friday, in-person dining will be prohibited as part of an effort to slow Oregon’s fourth surge.
Brown said that they intend to fully reopen the economy by the end of June, and the day is approaching when my emergency orders can eventually be lifted. How quickly we get there is up to every individual doing their part. Over 1.7 million Oregonians have received at least one dose of vaccine, and over 1.2 million are fully vaccinated against this deadly disease.
Totally 339 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, up 13 from Wednesday. It also includes 71 people in intensive care, up to seven from Wednesday. Oregon has reported 183,830 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,491 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 2,934,377 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 1,229,497 people and partially vaccinating 564,615 peopl