COVID-19: New cases down but positive test rate up
New cases of COVID-19 dropped dramatically in Oregon on Monday, falling to 168 from 301 the day before, state health officials said.
The Oregon Health Authority also reported no new deaths on Monday, leaving the state total unchanged at 215 as of July 6.
But the Health Authority also said the infection rate is increasing in Oregon. The weekly summary released Monday, July 6, showed that for the week of June 28 to July 5, a total of 39,914 tests were conducted. Of those tests 5.3% were positive, the highest rate reported to date.
After increase by more than 300 cases per day since July 2, the additional cases reported Monday increased the state total to 10,395.
The largest number of new confirmed and presumptive cases was 41 in Multnomah County, followed by 34 in Washington County. After that, the numbers fell to 16 in Clackamas, Marion and Umatilla counties, 10 in Lane and Malheur counties, three each in Clatsop, Columbia, and Josephine counties, two in Deschutes County, and one each in Douglas, Hood River, Jackson and Polk counties.
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