Oregon reports 908 new known coronavirus cases Friday

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority on Friday reported 908 new confirmed coronavirus cases and seven deaths. Nearly one-fourth of Friday’s cases are in Multnomah County, the state’s most populous county that is home to Portland. The latest figures brought the state’s totals to 107,718 coronavirus cases and 1,422 deaths. The first COVID-19 vaccine doses in the state were administered last week to health care workers; 17,130 Oregonians have received a dose. Gov. Kate Brown announced this week that residents and staff at nursing homes would receive the vaccine in addition to health care workers. Currently, 472 people in Oregon are hospitalized due to COVID-19.