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COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, Deaths Up In Oregon

(Portland, OR) -- COVID-19 is making a comeback in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority reports cases, hospitalizations and deaths are all on the rise. The number of new cases is up 24-percent over the last two weeks, hospitalizations have more than doubled to 549 and there were 58 deaths, which is an increase of 16-percent. Test positivity is up to 12-percent. They say COVID-19 is still widespread in Oregon and it's important to be vaccinated, boosted, and people at higher risk should talk with their doctor about antiviral medications that can treat COVID-19.

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