(Portland, OR) -- Nearly two-dozen more Oregonians are dead after contracting COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority reported 23 new coronavirus deaths yesterday, raising the state's death toll from the pandemic to six-thousand-416. The health authority also reported one-thousand-728 new infections. Over the last week, new cases were down 40-percent and hospitalizations were down 18-percent. Test positivity dropped to 14-percent.