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Oregon Health Authorities Report 340 New Coronavirus Cases

Oregon Health Authorities on Tuesday reported three more people with COVID-19 have died in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,800. They also reported 340 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID, bringing the state total to 211,065.

There were 111 people with COVID being treated at Oregon hospitals and 30 patients in ICU beds. On Tuesday, 5,005 new COVID vaccine doses were added to Oregon’s state immunization registry. The state is averaging 4,791 doses administered per day.Oregon has administered 2,583,281 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,758,704 first and second doses of Moderna and 174,003 single doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. As of Tuesday, 2,432,897 people have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 2,234,820 people have completed a vaccine series.

The Oregon Health Authorities said the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported Monday that reports to the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System show a small risk of Guillain-Barré Syndrome after receiving the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine. GBS is a rare condition that damages nerve cells and the exact cause of the condition are unclear. Most people recover from GBS but some have permanent nerve damage.

The cases were largely reported about two weeks after vaccination and mostly in males. This pattern has not been seen with the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines after the administration of more than 321 million doses in the United States. Oregon’s 2,798th COVID-19 death is a 93-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on March 19 and died on March 30 at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.Oregon’s 2,799th COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man from Columbia County who tested positive on Nov. 20, 2020, and died on Nov. 26, 2020, at PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center in Vancouver, Wash. The presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed

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