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COVID-19 Cases Decline Slightly, Transmission Remains High

(Portland, OR)  --  Cases of COVID-19 in Oregon have declined slightly while test positivity increased to 13-point-nine percent.  The CDC reports that 21 counties in the state have high levels of community transmission.  The B.A.5 variant is the most common in Oregon.  The Oregon Health Authority reports hospitalizations peaked at 479 earlier this month and hospitals are not expected to be overwhelmed with COVID patients.

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