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Linn County woman succumbs to COVID-19
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Linn County woman succumbs to COVID-19

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Wednesday was the first day people could try to get a COVID-19 shot without an appointment at the Reser Stadium vaccination clinic.

A 43-year-old Linn County woman was Oregon’s 2,497th COVID-19-related death, it was announced by the Oregon Health Authority on Saturday. In total, three more Oregonians succumbed to the disease, bringing the state’s total cumulative death toll to 2,498.

The other two fatalities were a 70-year-old Jackson County man and an 81-year-old Malheur County woman. They had underlying medical conditions, and authorities say they are still working to confirm whether the Linn County woman did, too.

Oregon’s total cumulative caseload now sits at 185,597. Linn County added 38 new confirmed or presumptive cases of COVID-19, according to OHA’s Saturday report. The county now has a cumulative total of 4,557, with 66 confirmed deaths.

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Neighboring Benton County added 10 new positive cases of COVID-19, with no new deaths. Benton County’s cumulative caseload is 2,917 and the death toll is 19.

Oregon administered 40,318 new vaccinations since the previous day’s report, bringing the total number of vaccines administered in Oregon to more than 3 million. The number of Oregonians considered fully vaccinated is 1,275,121.

Nationwide, there were 812 new deaths related to COVID-19, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. There were more than 60,000 new cases reported around the country. The U.S. cumulative caseload now sits at more than 32 million, with the death toll sitting at 572,190.

The United States has now administered more than 240 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine, out of an inventory of nearly 309 million.

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