Up to date Tuesday, 3:30 p.m.: The state announced Tuesday that Yamhill County, together with neighboring Polk and Marion counties, has been lowered from Excessive to Excessive threat stage, which means that restricted indoor eating, recreation and leisure is allowed beginning Friday.
The Oregon Well being Authority reported 184 instances for Yamhill County within the two-week interval from Feb. 6-20, which might lead to transferring from the “Excessive” to “Excessive” threat stage starting Friday, Feb. 26.
That might permit indoor eating at eating places to renew with 25% capability or 50 folks, whichever is smaller, together with indoor recreation and leisure actions.
Yamhill County reported 28 COVID-19 instances over the weekend, bringing the full to three,731. No new COVID-19 deaths within the county have been reported in that timeframe.
13 different counties throughout the state are at present within the excessive threat class, eleven are within the excessive threat stage, two are within the average stage, and 9 are within the decrease threat class.
Whereas adjustments to county threat ranges received’t be made official from the state till as we speak, Yamhill County’s case rely is throughout the vary of 100 to 200 instances per 100,000 inhabitants that qualifies for the Excessive threat class.
Oregon added 647 instances and 6 deaths over the weekend. The brand new COVID-19 forecast reveals a slight improve in transmission, the OHA stated Friday. Folks’s openness to resuming sure actions and the attainable dominance of COVID-19 variants may speed up the unfold, OHA stated.
The U.S. COVID-19 dying toll reached 500,000 Sunday. The U.S. has lower than 5 % of the world’s inhabitants, however one-fifth of COVID-19 deaths worldwide, in accordance with NBC.
Linfield College reported one case between Feb. 15 – 18 amongst college students and staff.
George Fox College reported 3 instances of COVID-19 amongst on-campus college students from Feb. 12 – 18, and none amongst college students residing off campus.
An toddler born prematurely died the identical day he examined constructive for COVID-19, the Oregon Well being Authority introduced final week. He lived for 2 days and is the state’s youngest COVID sufferer.
Yamhill County has vaccinated 11,575 folks with one or each doses of the COVID vaccine, as of Monday. That’s about 10% of the county’s complete inhabitants.
On Friday, the countie’s well being division introduced a drive-thru vaccination clinic would happen Thursday on the Evergreen Aviation & House Museum. The reservation spots stuffed rapidly after the county emailed those that have registered for vaccine appointments.
“For those who can not make a reservation this week or if slots are full if you go to enroll, we might be constantly providing clinics within the subsequent weeks as we get extra vaccine and you’ll get extra emails with possibilities to schedule,” stated Well being and Human Companies Director Lindsey Manfrin.
These eligible for vaccination may be added to the registration checklist by signing up on-line at hhs.co.yamhill.or.us/publichealth/web page/covid-19-vaccines. For extra data, name 503-474-4100.
Within the state, 535,782 folks, or about 12.5% of the inhabitants, have acquired one or each doses.
Oregon is on schedule to start vaccinating folks over the age of 70 this week.
There are inequities in how the state has distributed the vaccine to folks of various races and ethnicities. For instance, whereas Latinos, who’re 13% of the state’s inhabitants, have comprised 26% of COVID-19 instances, solely 5% of vaccines have gone to Latinos, OHA Director Patrick Allen stated Friday.
Virginia Garcia Memorial Well being Middle will maintain a listening session in regards to the COVID vaccine on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 6 – 7 p.m. The hyperlink is on the clinic’s web site.