Umatilla County Public Health announced a total of 483 new cases of COVID-19 in the county in the seven-day period between Wednesday, Jan. 6 and Tuesday, Jan. 12.

The county also announced three new deaths of people with COVID-19 during that time period.

Umatilla County’s 59th death with COVID-19 was a 56-year-old male who tested positive Dec. 30, 2020, and died Jan. 2 while incarcerated. He had underlying medical conditions, according to the news release.

The county’s 60th death was a 50-year-old man who tested positive on Dec. 27, 2020, and died on Jan. 5 at Good Shepherd Community Hospital in Hermiston. He had underlying conditions.

The 61st death announced by the county was a 63-year-old woman who was a presumptive case of COVID-19 at the time of her death and died Dec. 27 at her residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death, according to Umatilla County Public Health.

According to Oregon Health Authority, the state has had a total of 126,607 cases of COVID-19 and 1,613 deaths of individuals with COVID-19 as of Monday, Jan. 11, and has vaccinated 100,783 people, more than 7,000 of which have now had their second dose of the vaccine.

OHA reevaluates each county’s COVID-19 trends every two weeks, including community spread, positive cases and test positivity. Based on those trends, on Jan. 12 OHA announced that Umatilla County will remain at an “extreme risk” level and Morrow County has moved from “high risk” back up to “extreme.”

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