(Portland, OR) -- New COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are up in Oregon for the fourth week in a row. The Oregon Health Authority says the number of new cases is up 27-percent. Hospitalizations are up by 15 patients for a total of 171 people currently hospitalized with the virus. Oregon's positive test rate has increased to five-point-three-percent. Officials say 60-percent of the new cases are in people younger than 70.