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COVID-19 cases, deaths and hospitalizations rise in Oregon

Oregon reported 421 new cases of COVID-19 Wednesday and another death. Jackson County reported 54 of the state's new cases, which was the most of any county in the state.

The numbers reflect a trend of rising cases, deaths and hospitalizations across Oregon.

In its COVID-19 weekly report, released Wednesday, the Oregon Health Authority reported 2,026 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, July 12, through Sunday, July 18 — a 54% rise over the previous week and the highest tally in seven weeks.

New COVID-related hospitalizations rose to 123, up from 104 the previous week.

Twenty-nine COVID-related deaths were reported, up from 15 the previous week.

There were 62,098 tests for COVID-19 for the week of July 11 through July 17. The percentage of positive tests was 4.2%, up from 3.4% the previous week.

On Wednesday, 151 people in Oregon were hospitalized with COVID-19, four fewer than Tuesday, and 37 were in intensive care, seven fewer than Tuesday.

Thirty-three people were hospitalized in Jackson County.

As of July 20, 2,452,035 Oregonians — 57.5% of the state’s population — had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

In June, 92% of the 7,241 COVID-19 cases and 94% of the 63 COVID-19-associated deaths occurred in unvaccinated Oregonians.