(Portland, OR) -- Oregon is confirming seven new deaths from COVID-19 and 247 new infections. The Oregon Health Authority reported the new numbers yesterday. Officials say 162 people are hospitalized, which is down ten from Tuesday. There have now been two-thousand-744 deaths and 205-thousand-698 cases in Oregon since the pandemic began. The state is adding around ten-thousand vaccinations a day and needs to vaccinate 60-thousand people to reach the 70-percent vaccination rate that will allow the state to reopen.