(Portland, OR) -- Over two-dozen more Oregonians are dead after contracting COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority reported 29 new coronavirus deaths yesterday, raising the state's death toll from the pandemic to 68-hundred. The health authority also reported 470 new cases of COVID-19. There are 270 people hospitalized, which is 21 less than on Tuesday. Over the last week, new cases have declined 28-percent, while hospitalizations are down 35-percent and the test positivity rate is four-point-four percent.