Number Of Omicron Cases Increasing In Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – The number of Omicron cases in Oregon is growing.

The Oregon Health Authority’s Dr. Paul Cieslak says initially, there were only three, “We have now confirmed a 4th case and see that there’s a total of 13 cases that have been reported to the national sequencing database.”

He says he expects that Omicron will soon surpass Delta as the dominant variant, “Perhaps…in a week or two.”

Which he says, isn’t good news, “According to the projection…we could see about 3,000 COVID-19 patients in the hospital…by the second week of February.”

In comparison, the record is around 1,200 on September 1st.




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