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COVID cases up sharply statewide in Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released yesterday, showed continued steep increases in daily cases and hospitalizations. 

OHA reported 8,304 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 8. That represents a 40 percent increase over the previous week.

There were 322 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, up from 256 last week. That marked the fifth consecutive week of increases.  

There were 40 reported COVID-19 related deaths, up from 25 reported the previous week.

There were 119,416 tests for COVID-19 for the week of Aug. 1 through Aug. 7.  The percentage of positive tests increased to 9.5%.

Locally in Clatsop County, the health department reported 40 new cases yesterday.