SALEM, Ore. – COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Oregon, with Thursday’s daily total nearing 3,000.
Oregon Health Authority officials reported 2,948 new cases and 15 new coronavirus-related deaths.
In the latest report of COVID-19 breakthrough cases for the state, more than 60% of recently reported cases involved unvaccinated people. Just over 36% involved vaccinated people, which are considered to be breakthrough cases.
The state is continuing toward its goal of at least one million residents getting the booster shot by the end of January. At this point, more than 180,000 Oregonians have already lined up for the extra dose.