The Oregon Health Authority on Thursday reported five COVID-19 deaths and 763 coronavirus cases.
Daily cases have declined slightly over the past week and the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 has also fallen from a recent spring peak.
Gov. Kate Brown on Thursday announced changes to capacity limits in gyms and theaters. Twenty-four counties in Oregon, including Multnomah, Washington and Clackamas counties, are under “high-risk” restrictions that faced nuanced tweaks.
Gyms and theaters in high-risk areas can now have a maximum indoor occupancy of 10% capacity or 50 people, whichever is larger. That’s a shift from the old rules, which set maximum indoor occupancy at 25% capacity or 50 people, whichever was smaller.
Although specifics will vary by business, the changes generally will allow more people inside.
Vaccines: Oregon reported 36,259 newly administered doses, which includes 23,539 Wednesday and the remainder from previous days.
Where the new cases are by county: Baker (12), Benton (14), Clackamas (38), Clatsop (3), Columbia (9), Coos (3), Crook (14), Curry (4), Deschutes (95), Douglas (13), Grant (3), Harney (1), Hood River (2), Jackson (38), Jefferson (4), Josephine (9), KIamath (31), Lake (1), Lane (70), Lincoln (2), Linn (42), Malheur (5), Marion (72), Morrow (1), Multnomah (115), Polk (20), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (9), Union (1), Wallowa (2), Wasco (2), Washington (107) and Yamhill (20).
Who died: Oregon’s 2,510th death linked to COVID-19 is a 69-year-old Josephine County woman who tested positive April 4 and died April 30 at her residence.
The 2,511th fatality is a 91-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive April 28 and died May 4 at Providence Medford Medical Center.
Oregon’s 2,512th death is a 50-year-old Klamath County man who tested positive April 20 and died May 4 at Sky Lakes Medical Center.
The 2,513rd fatality is a 63-year-old Linn County man who tested positive April 15 and died May 3 at Salem Hospital.
Oregon’s 2,514th death is a 68-year-old Marion County man who tested positive April 20 and died May 4 at Salem Hospital.
Each person had underlying health conditions or state officials were confirming if the person had underlying conditions.
Hospitalizations: 328 people with confirmed cases of COVID-19 are hospitalized, down two from Wednesday. That includes 90 people in intensive care, up seven from Tuesday.
Since it began: Oregon has reported 189,162 confirmed or presumed infections and 2,514 deaths, among the lowest per capita numbers in the nation. To date, the state has reported 3,159,283 vaccine doses administered, fully vaccinating 1,353,250 people and partially vaccinating 548,994 people.
To see more data and trends, visit https://projects.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/
— Brad Schmidt; firstname.lastname@example.org; 503-294-7628; @_brad_schmidt