Oregon set a new COVID-19 record for the second day in a row. 6,203 new cases were reported Wednesday with nine new deaths. The Omicron variant is believed to be responsible for the sharp increase. As weekly cases spike and hospitalizations increase, deaths are declining. Deschutes County reported 716 new cases yesterday … Jefferson County had 77 new cases and Crook County reported 37. Saint Charles has 37 COVID positive patients, six are fully vaccinated. Three are in ICU, two on ventilators.