(Portland, OR) -- New cases of COVID-19 are continuing to rise in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority reports new cases increased 16-percent over the last week. Hospitalizations are also up for the seventh week in a row, increasing by more than 50 patients to a total of 601 new COVID-19 hospitalizations. The number of weekly deaths doubled to 87. The number of positive tests increased to 12-point-three-percent.