Oregon reported 54 new coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday -- the highest daily number of deaths so far, according to the state's health authority.
“Today’s record-high death toll tragically reminds us that the pandemic is far from over despite the arrival of vaccines in Oregon,” said state health director Patrick Allen.
The state agency says the death toll is rising following a similar surge of coronavirus cases in November. The previous fatality record was 36, set last week.
Oregon reported 1,214 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday.