Oregon Health Authority reported its highest daily total of new Covid-19 cases on Thursday.
The state had 2,387 total cases reported in its Thursday report, which brings the state's total number of cases since the start of the pandemic to at least 236,698.
There are 670 Covid-19 patients currently hospitalized statewide, according to a news release.
“Our hospitals are full. Patients are boarding and being cared for in emergency departments when they should be admitted to hospital beds. Our ICUs are full. Our doctors and nurses are exhausted and rightfully frustrated because this crisis is avoidable," David Zonies, associate chief medical officer and professor of surgery at Oregon Health & Science University, said in the release.
"It is like watching a train wreck coming and knowing that there’s an opportunity to switch tracks, yet we feel helpless while we watch unnecessary loss of life. That is why it is essential that we all do our part to get vaccinated and wear a mask indoors," he continued.
The latest dashboard shows that 54.9% of the total population in Oregon is fully vaccinated and another 4.6% have received one dose.