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Health Officials Voice Concern For Hospital Capacity

(Salem, OR)  --  Hospital capacity is becoming a greater concern for Oregon health officials as COVID-19 cases keep growing this fall.  Governor Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority discussed the issue yesterday, noting an 83-percent increase in COVID-19 hospitalizations over the last four weeks in the state, including 57-percent in the Portland area.  Doctors worry higher transmission rates will put a greater strain on bed space, staffing and medical supplies. 

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