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OR Sets Daily COVID-19 Case Record For Second Consecutive Day

(Portland, OR) -- Oregon has set a new COVID-19 record for the second day in a row. Six-thousand-203 new cases were reported Wednesday with nine new deaths. The Omicron variant is believed to be responsible for the sharp increase. Over the last week, the number of new cases increased 140-percent. The number of positive tests increased from seven-point-four percent to 15-point-seven-percent. There have been five-thousand-719 deaths and 441-thousand-648 new cases of COVID-19 since the pandemic began.

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