Oregon vaccines top 100,000: ‘Now is not the time to let our guard down’

As of Monday, Oregon had administered a cumulative total of 104,595 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In Malheur County, 281 people were either in the process of being vaccinated or had been fully vaccinated. All vaccinations throughout the state have occurred at hospitals, long-term care facilities, emergency medical service agencies, urgent care facilities and Local Public Health Authorities.

To date, 270,800 doses of vaccine have been delivered to sites across Oregon. For more vaccine details, visit OHA’s dashboards, which provide regularly updated vaccination data.

Despite the continuing rise in the number of vaccines being administered, COVID-19 case counts continue to climb as well. Oregon Health Authority reported 939 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, bringing the state total to 126,607. COVID-19 had also claimed 10 more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 1,613.

In Malheur County, there have been a total of 3,043 cases, and COVID-19 has claimed the lives of 51 people.

“Now is not the time to let our guard down,” Malheur County Health Department Director Sarah Poe said. “We are moving as quickly as possible to get the vaccine to all who want it, and we know that vaccines will help bring this pandemic to an end, but we still have a long way to go before we reach widespread immunity. We need to continue to do our part to keep ourselves and our families safe. Wash your hands and keep surfaces clean. If you leave the house, wear a mask and maintain 6 feet of space from others. If you or someone at home has symptoms, such as shortness of breath, fever, or cough, stay home and call your doctor.”

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