(Portland, OR) -- Oregon is getting close to the number of hospitalizations health officials say is necessary to remove masks. Officials say 404 people are hospitalized, which is 20 patients less than on Wednesday. Health officials say fewer than 400 people need to be hospitalized to remove the indoor mask requirement. March 11th is the current date to end the requirement, and it's not expected to change. The Oregon Health Authority reported 34 new deaths related to COVID-10 along with 696 new cases yesterday.