Oregon Sees Decline In Weekly COVID Cases

For the first time since May, Oregon has seen a decline in the weekly reported cases of COVID-19.  Oregon Health Authority director Patrick Allen said reported cases dropped by seven percent for the week ended July 26, and the percentage of positive tests dropped from 6.6% the prior week to 5.1%.  Allen said those numbers could be an indication measures to slow the spread of COVID-19 are working.  Allen added young people still represent the highest percentage of COVID-19 cases in Oregon. and there continues to be wide spread of the virus through recreational gatherings along with an increase in sporadic cases.  He also said hospitalization rates are showing signs of leveling off.

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