Pediatric COVID cases skyrocketing in Oregon | Local

Lousia Cedillo takes a swab from her son William, 8, as she has the family tested for COVID in this November file photo.

Mark Ylen Mid-Valley Media

JOANNA MANN

The Oregon Health Authority reported 2,449 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 281,513.

OHA reported 27 new deaths, bringing Oregon’s death toll to 3,248.

Linn County today reported 131 new cases, bringing the total pandemic to 8,711. Benton County reported 18 new cases and has had 4,177 cases during the pandemic. Neither province reported a COVID-related death in Thursday’s update.

Pediatric Cases: OHA released the latest dashboard report of pediatric COVID-19 information in Oregon on Thursday. There have been 36,080 pediatric cases of the virus during the pandemic, and the number of cases is highest in people aged 12-17.

1,961 pediatric cases were reported this week, the second highest week of cases ever for children.

Vaccinations: The OHA reported that 11,496 new doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been added to the state vaccination registry. To date, 2,641,129 people have had at least one dose of a vaccine and 2,411,810 people have completed a vaccine series.

Hospital admissions: 1,131 Oregon residents with COVID-19 were hospitalized on Thursday, 47 fewer than Wednesday. Of these, 308 patients were in intensive care units, which is 50 fewer than Wednesday.

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