Oregon reports 6,904 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 41 new deaths
PORTLAND, Ore. — There are 41 new COVID-19-related death in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 5,994, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported at 12:01 a.m. today. OHA reported 6,904 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 597,172.
More Oregonians receive COVID-19 booster doses
Oregon continues to move closer to meeting Gov. Kate Brown’s goal, announced Dec. 17, of getting 1 million more people in the state a booster dose of a COVID-19 vaccine by the end of January. When the challenge began, 949,749 people had received a booster dose. Since then, 460,439 Oregonians have received a booster. As of today, Oregon needs 539,561 people to get a booster to reach the goal and make our state safer from the Omicron variant.