11/26/20 2:15 p.m. 

OREGON – The Oregon Health Authority’s weekly COVID-19 report released Wednesday shows new pandemic highs for daily cases and hospitalizations.

The OHA reported 8,687 new daily cases during the week of Monday, November 16th, through Sunday, November 22nd, a 34% increase over the previous record-high week.

Weekly hospitalizations from COVID-19 also increased, rising to 366. That’s a 26% increase and the highest weekly total reported so far during the pandemic.

There were 61 reported COVID-19 deaths, nearly doubling the previous week’s total of 31.

People between the ages of 20 to 49 have accounted for 55% of the total cases, while people 70-years-old and above have accounted for 74% of the deaths associated with the virus.

During the week of November 15th through November 21st, 129,564 COVID-19 tests were administered, meaning the test positivity rate was 7.2%.