COVID Cases Spike In Wasco County

North Central Public Health District says Wasco County has seen more COVID-19 cases diagnosed in the last three days than for the entire month of June.  In a Facebook post this morning, the district reports Wasco County has had 44 COVID-19 cases, 39 of which involve people who have not been vaccinated.  The Oregon Health Authority’s daily case count released Thursday afternoon listed Wasco County with 27 new cases, while five new cases were listed for Sherman County and four for Hood River County.  The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report released Wednesday showed a 53% increase in daily COVID-19 cases statewide for the week that ended on Sunday.  New COVID-19 related hospitalizations rose to 146, up from 123 the previous week.  There were 12 reported COVID-19 related deaths, down from 29 reported the previous week.  The OHA also reported that as of Tuesday 58.1% of the state’s total population had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.  Case rates have generally been higher in counties with lower COVID-19 vaccination rates.  During the week that ended Sunday, the 10 counties with case rates in excess of 100 per 100,000 had population vaccination rates below 50%.

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