Weekly COVID Update: 24 mid-valley schools with active cases, pediatric cases rise | Local

Statewide, Oregon recorded 11,327 cases and 114 deaths this week. The number of patients in ICU beds peaked at 278 in the weekend report and fell slightly in Friday’s OHA numbers to 268. Oregon now has 318,914 cases since the start of the pandemic, with 3,661 deaths.

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There were 120,763 new cases reported nationwide by the CDC on Friday, for a total of 42,635,447 cases to date. 1,803 deaths were reported nationwide today, bringing the national death toll to 682,646.

Across Oregon, 42,389 vaccines have been administered since last Friday, bringing the seven-day average of vaccines to 7,502 doses per day. A total of 2,721,546 people have now been vaccinated, with just over 233,000 still completing their vaccine series.

Third dose booster shots are approved for people over age 65, or younger individuals considered at risk, such as those with immune system deficiency or who live in long-term care facilities.

There are eight local nursing homes with outbreaks, six in Linn County and two in Benton County. They have been reported in the following locations: Mennonite Home (32 cases since June 24), Meadowlark Senior Living, Lebanon (9 cases since July 26), Oregon Veterans’ Home in Lebanon (17 cases since August 10), Avamere Rehabilitation of Lebanon ( 74 cases and two deaths since August 19), The Oaks At Lebanon (three cases since August 25), Regency Albany (23 cases since September 17), Bonaventure of Albany (four cases since August 5) Corvallis Manor Rehabilitation (four cases since 27 July).

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