For the third week in a row, Oregon has set weekly highs for COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.
According to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), during the week of Monday, November 30 through Sunday, December 6, there were 10,355 new daily cases — a 14% increase over the previous week and the seventh consecutive record-high weekly case count.
COVID-19-related hospitalizations during this week increased to 494, a 24% increase and an average of 70 per day. There was an average of 19 deaths per day, up 86 deaths the previous week and the highest since the pandemic began.
During the week of November 29 to December 5, the number of COVID-19 tests administered to Oregonians increased to 170,964 with 8.1% of tests returning positive.