Health officials predict another COVID surge in Oregon

Posted at 2:23 PM, Dec 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-17 16:23:30-05

Following three confirmed cases of the highly omicron variant in Oregon, health officials warn the state’s peak number of hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic — about 1,200 —could more than double by the end of February.

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and health officials on Friday urged people to get their COVID-19 booster shot. The health authority announced it is working to expand booster vaccination — with a goal of administering booster shots to an additional million residents, doubling the current number people who have already received the booster.