Oregon Health Authorities announced two deaths connected to the coronavirus on Monday and 78 new cases. This is the lowest daily total since June 2020. This can be due to Washington County not submitting its data until later in the week. The weekly average is currently about 240 new cases a day, a rate Oregon last saw in March and, before that, in September.
According to the state’s analysis, Staff vaccination rates fell short of the mark, with about 62% of senior care workers fully vaccinated in the facilities that reported their numbers. The Health Authority also found that care homes in eastern and southern Oregon reported lower vaccination rates, as did nursing homes when compared to assisted living facilities.
The state’s numbers come with some important caveats: More than one-third of long-term care facilities didn’t report their numbers to the state with especially low reporting rates in southern and eastern Oregon and the information the state relied on is more than a month old.