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More OR Kids Being Hospitalized For COVID-19

(Portland, OR)  --  The number of young children in Oregon being hospitalized with COVID-19 is on the rise.  The Oregon Health Authority reports that the hospitalization rate for kids younger than five was three per 100-thousand over the last week.  The number has been rising since mid-July.  State Health Officer Dr. Dean Sidelinger says it shows the importance of being vaccinated and wearing masks to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to young children.

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