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OR COVID-19 Deaths Exceed 7,000

(Portland, OR) -- Oregon is marking a grim new milestone in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The Oregon Health Authority says the state has now surpassed seven-thousand coronavirus deaths. Health officials reported 30 new deaths yesterday, raising Oregon's death toll to seven-thousand-13. The health authority also reported 314 new cases of COVID-19 yesterday. Over the last week, new cases were down 19-percent. Hospitalizations are down 31-percent. Test positivity has dropped to two-and-a-half percent, which is the lowest since last July.

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