Oregon logged 59 new COVID-19 related deaths. The deaths included six from Central, raising the state’s death toll to 3,959 on Thursday. Central health departments said six of the deaths reported Thursday were from Central Oregon, that is four from Deschutes County, bringing the total to 112, and two from Crook County, for a total of 42.
The Oregon Health Authorities reported 1,453 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, bringing the state total to 339,556. The most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released Thursday, found that 75.6% of the 10,411 reported COVID-19 cases between Sept. 26 through Oct. 2 occurred in people who were unvaccinated.
There were nearly 2,542 breakthrough cases, accounting for 24.4% of all cases. The average age of the breakthrough cases during that period was 46.Nearly 49 cases involved residents of care facilities, senior living communities or other congregate care settings. There were 91 breakthrough cases in people ages 12 to 17.
There have been 28,075 COVID-19 vaccine breakthrough cases in Oregon. The average age of all cases is 48. Breakthrough cases have been reported in all 36 counties. The health authorities said that the Cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people. The report shows that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is currently approximately four times higher than in vaccinated people.