Coronavirus in Oregon: State reports 221 new cases as vaccine rollout issues continue – OregonLive

The Oregon Health Authority announced 211 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday and no brand-new deaths.Thats well listed below the daily average reported over the previous 7 days, though reporting delays tend to result in lower case depend on weekends. Cases have actually been trending down statewide considering that mid-January. The brand-new numbers come as the vaccination effort continues and problems are plentiful for Oregon seniors trying to snag desired consultation slots to be inoculated against the coronavirus.Formal and informal volunteers around the state are helping sign up seniors having a hard time to navigate unknown and typically glitchy websites or those who do not have internet access.A brand-new lottery-based vaccine waitlist system designed to decrease the stress of signing up for a visit has actually been marred by unpredictability, poor communication and overwhelmed call lines.At the Portland International Airport mass vaccination site, people reported wait times of a number of hours Saturday night to get their shot, with some rescheduling their visits for 8 a.m. Sunday morning.Connie Amos, site lead for the vaccination site, stated Saturday was their most significant day yet at PDX, with 5,800 vaccination visits, though that could eventually prove to be too much to handle, she said.Where the new cases are by county: Benton (10 ), Clackamas (26 ), Columbia (1 ), Coos (4 ), Curry (8 ), Deschutes (9 ), Douglas (12 ), Hood River (1 ), Jackson (13 ), Jefferson (3 ), Josephine (5 ), Klamath (1 ), Lake (3 ), Lane (16 ), Lincoln (1 ), Linn (7 ), Malheur (2 ), Marion (17 ), Morrow (1 ), Multnomah (23 ), Polk (8 ), Tillamook (4 ), Washington (20) and Yamhill (16 ). Who died: The state did not report any deaths Sunday.The prevalence of infections: On Sunday, the state reported 338 new positive tests out of 10,090 tests performed, equating to a 3.3% positivity rate.Whos in the healthcare facility: The state reported 116 Oregonians with verified coronavirus infections were hospitalized Sunday, three more than Saturday. Of those, 34 coronavirus clients were in intensive care units, five more than Saturday.Vaccines administered: Oregon has actually administered 1,142,035 initially and 2nd doses out of 1,362,535 received, which has to do with 83.8% of its supply. Oregon reported 26,235 recently administered dosages, which consists of 16,414 on Saturday and the remainder from previous days.Since it began: Oregon has reported 157,285 validated or presumed infections and 2,296 deaths, amongst the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported over 3,869,695 lab reports from tests.– Jaimie Dingjding@oregonian.com; 503-221-4395; @j_dingdingding