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OHA: New COVID-19 Cases And Hospitalizations Starting To Slow Down In Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. – The Oregon Health Authority Thursday announced that new COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are slowing across the state, “(This) is an indication that Oregonians are once again stepping up against this virus.”

And State Epidemiologist Dr. Dean Sidelinger says what’s happening today is exactly what was predicted earlier this summer, “That said, I want to emphasize that this latest surge is far from finished. The Delta Variant is still a threat in our communities.”

And he says the latest data show another consistent trend, “Unvaccinated people continue to account for an overwhelming majority of COVID 19 cases, hospitalizations and deaths, in Oregon and across the country.”

Watch today’s press conference here:

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