(Portland, OR) -- Oregon health officials are confirming a record-shattering rise in coronavirus deaths in the state. The Oregon Health Authority reported 54 new COVID-19 deaths yesterday. That breaks Oregon's previous record of 36 new deaths reported last Tuesday. Health officials also reported one-thousand-129 new cases yesterday. Oregon has now seen a total of one-thousand-214 deaths from COVID-19 and more than 96-thousand cases of the virus since the pandemic began.