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Oregon Health Authority reports 871 new COVID cases

December 24, 2020 GMT

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority on Thurday reported 871 new confirmed COVID-19 cases and 12 deaths.

Of the reported people who died, their ages ranged from 55 to 92.

The total amount of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Oregon since the start of the pandemic is 106,821. The death toll is 1,415.

Last week the the first COVID-19 vaccine doses in the state were administered to Oregon health care workers. Since then 14,524 Oregonians have received doses.

This week Gov. Kate Brown announced that along with health care workers, residents and staff at nursing homes were also receiving the vaccine.

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Currently there are 495 people hospitalized in Oregon due to COVID-19.

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