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Technical Error Causes Backlog Of 550 COVID-19 Deaths

(Portland, OR) -- The Oregon Health Authority says 550 people died with COVID-19 but weren't counted in the total because of a technical error. They had been adding the deaths manually and in the process of automating the information, they developed a back log of reported deaths. It happened between May and August of this year. They'll add the additional deaths to the daily numbers, which will cause the state's death rate to increase. Oregon is currently ranked 6th lowest. The increase is expected to move Oregon higher on the list by a few states.

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