(Portland, OR) -- Health officials are reporting a slight decline in new COVID-19 cases in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority says the number of new cases declined four-percent over the last week. The rate of positive tests in the state is now six-point-five-percent. Officials want that number to be below five-percent. Yesterday, the Oregon Health Authority confirmed 331 new cases of COVID-19 and two new deaths, raising the state's death toll from the pandemic to 635. Oregon has now seen a total of 40-thousand-443 cases since the pandemic began.