(Portland, OR) -- COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority reported one-thousand-575 new cases yesterday along with nine new deaths. There are now 379 people hospitalized with COVID-19, which is an increase of 39 patients since Monday. There have been two-thousand-872 deaths and 223-thousand-364 cases of coronavirus since the pandemic began. Vaccinations are increasing to an average of five-thousand a day.