Oregon’s Weekly COVID-19 Report Shows Cases Down, But Deaths And Hospitalizations Up

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority’s weekly COVID-19 report released Wednesday is a mixed bag.

Between Monday, May 10th and Sunday, May 16th, daily cases dropped 16% from the week before.

However, during that same time span, hospitalizations rose from 245 to 265 and virus-related deaths increased from 41 to 57.

That’s the highest number in 10 weeks.

The state’s percentage of positives tests went from 6.1 percent to 6.4 percent.

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