CORONAVIRUS, Government, Oregon

Oregon passes 2,000 coronavirus fatalities

Ansu Drammeh, R.N., a cardiovascular intensive care nurse at OHSU, is given the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine on Wednesday, December 16 by Ryan Thrower, D.M.D., who, according to OHSU, is the first dental resident in the United States to administer a COVID-19 vaccine.

As the state approaches the anniversary of the first Oregonian confirmed to have died of COVID-19 on March 14, the state passed 2,000 deaths attributed by the Oregon Health Authority to COVID-19. According to the state agency, 2,002 people have been tallied who died in association to the disease since the pandemic began, and today’s tally puts the coronavirus case count at 146,138 confirmed and presumptive cases. 

The marker came during a scheduled press conference held on Friday by Governor Kate Brown and the state’s top health officials to . . .

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