Oregon sets record with 54 coronavirus deaths

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon announced a record 54 coronavirus deaths on Tuesday, bringing the state’s death toll to 1,214 people. The Oregon Health Authority also recorded 1,129 new cases, bringing the statewide total to 96,092. The grim news comes a day before Oregon hospitals will administer the first COVID-19 vaccines to health care workers. Legacy Health and Oregon Health & Science University in Portland and Saint Alphonsus Hospital in Ontario are among those that will begin vaccinating staff at their facilities Wednesday.