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OR Surpasses 4,000 COVID-19 Deaths

(Portland, OR) -- Oregon is marking a grim new milestone in the COVID-19 pandemic. The Oregon Health Authority says the state has now exceeded four-thousand coronavirus deaths. Health officials say one-thousand of those victims died within the last two months. Before that, it took eight months to reach that same number. Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen says most of those deaths were preventable, if the victims had been vaccinated. He says the Delta variant has changed everything and he's urging people to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Health officials also reported two-thousand-895 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday from Friday through Sunday.

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