Oregon Set Another Record for COVID Cases and Hospitalizations Last Week

Since mid-November, Oregon has regularly tallied over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases per day.

In Lloyd Center on Black Friday weekend. (Alex Wittwer)

The coronavirus has never hit Oregon as hard as it did on Thanksgiving week.

Between Monday, Nov. 23 and Sunday, Nov. 29, Oregon again reached a new record high of COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations across the state.

During that period, the Oregon Health Authority reported 9,100 new daily cases—a 5% jump from the week prior. The state also tallied 398 hospitalizations—a 9% increase from the previous week and the highest weekly total reported since the pandemic began.

COVID-related deaths are also on the rise: The OHA reported 86 deaths related to the virus between Nov. 23 and 29. That's another increase from the week prior, when there were 61 COVID-related deaths.

Since mid-November, Oregon has regularly tallied over 1,000 new COVID-19 cases per day. On Wednesday, the OHA reported 1,244 new COVID cases and 18 deaths, bringing the state total to 78,160 cases and 953 virus-related deaths since the pandemic began.

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