Deschutes Co. weekly COVID cases fall for 5th straight week

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Deschutes County COVID cases fell sharply again last week, continuing a five-week streak of declining numbers.

The 120 reported cases last week marked a 46% drop from the previous week and were the fewest in one week since late March.

Since cases peaked at 546 in early May, numbers have declined 78%.

Local hospitalizations are falling as well.

St. Charles on Tuesday reported it had 22 COVID patients; four are in the ICU and three are on ventilators.

That’s down from more than 40 patients in late May.

Meanwhile, the county’s vaccination rate continues to slowly climb.

More than 67% of the eligible population has received at least their first dose of the vaccine, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

The same trends can be seen across Central Oregon with Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson county public health departments reporting 177 total cases last week.

That’s down 39% from the week before and 73% drop from the peak of Central Oregon’s second wave in late April.

Total Central Oregon COVID-19 Cases by County:
  • 1,241 in Crook County
  • 9,785 in Deschutes County
  • 2,341 in Jefferson County
Total Central Oregon COVID-19 Deaths by County:
  • 22 in Crook County
  • 80 in Deschutes County
  • 38 in Jefferson County
Total Central Oregon COVID-19 Vaccination data by County:
  • 9,337 people fully vaccinated or vaccines in-progress in Crook County.
  • 109,819 people fully vaccinated or vaccines in-progress in Deschutes County.
  • 10,116 people fully vaccinated or vaccines in-progress in Jefferson County.

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