PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The Oregon Health Authority on Wednesday reported 125 additional cases of the coronavirus and eight more deaths.
The daily case count is Oregon’s lowest since June 25, when the state reported 124 infections, The Oregonian/OregonLive reported.
However, Wednesday’s tally of new cases is partly because of a paltry number of total tests reported over 24 hours when the state disclosed results for fewer than 2,600 people.
As the number of identified cases drops, deaths continue to climb. More Oregonians with COVID-19 died in August, 130, than at any point since the pandemic began. September is on a slightly slower pace, with 18 fatalities.
The state also on Wednesday reported 106 Oregonians with confirmed COVID-19 infections are currently in the hospital, up one from Tuesday.
Oregon has reported 28,471 infections and 494 deaths, among the lowest totals in the country. To date, 592,700 Oregonians have been tested.