Updated Tuesday at 3:30 p.m .: The state announced Tuesday that Yamhill County, along with neighboring Polk and Marion counties, had been lowered from Extreme to High Risk, which means limited indoor dining, recreation and entertainment will be allowed as of Friday.

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The Oregon Health Authority reported 184 cases for Yamhill County in the two weeks February 6-20, which would result in a transition from “extreme” to “high” risk as of Friday, February 26.

This would make it possible to dine indoors again in restaurants with a capacity of 25% or 50 people, whichever is smaller, along with indoor recreational and entertainment activities.

Yamhill County reported 28 COVID-19 cases over the weekend, bringing the total to 3,731. No new COVID-19 deaths have been reported in the county during this period.

Thirteen other counties across the state are currently in the extreme risk category, eleven in the high risk category, two in the medium risk category, and nine in the lower risk category.

While changes to the county’s risk levels have not been officially announced by the state to date, Yamhill County’s case count ranges from 100 to 200 cases per 100,000 residents who qualify for the high risk category.

Oregon added 647 cases and 6 deaths over the weekend. The new COVID-19 forecast shows a slight increase in transmission, the OHA said on Friday. People’s openness to resuming certain activities and the possible dominance of COVID-19 variants could accelerate the spread, OHA said.

The death toll from COVID-19 in the US reached 500,000 on Sunday. The US has less than 5 percent of the world’s population, but one-fifth of the world’s COVID-19 deaths, according to NBC.

Linfield University reported a case among students and staff between February 15 and 18.

George Fox University reported three cases of COVID-19 in on-campus students and none in off-campus students from February 12-18.

A prematurely born child died on the same day it tested positive for COVID-19, the Oregon Health Authority said last week. He lived two days and is the youngest COVID victim in the state.

Yamhill County vaccinated 11,575 people with one or both doses of the COVID vaccine on Monday. That is about 10% of the total population of the county.

On Friday, the district health department announced that a drive-through vaccination clinic would take place on Thursday in the Evergreen Aviation & Space Museum. Reservation spaces filled quickly after the county emailed those who had registered for vaccination appointments.

“If you can’t make a reservation this week or if seats are full when you enroll, we will continue to offer clinics for the following weeks as we get more vaccines and you get more emails with opportunities to schedule,” said Health and Human Services Director Lindsey Manfrin.

Those eligible for vaccination can be added to the registration list by registering online at hhs.co.yamhill.or.us/publichealth/page/covid-19-vaccines. For more information, please call 503-474-4100.

In the state, 535,782 people, or approximately 12.5% ​​of the population, received one or both doses.

Oregon is on schedule to start vaccinating people over the age of 70 this week.

There are inequalities in how the state distributed the vaccine to people of different races and ethnicities. While Latinos, who make up 13% of the state’s population, accounted for 26% of COVID-19 cases, only 5% of vaccines went to Latinos, OHA Director Patrick Allen said Friday.

The Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center will be hosting a listening session on the COVID vaccine on Tuesday, February 23, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The link is on the clinic’s website.