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COVID-19 numbers decline in county, but third veteran dies

The total number of positive COVID-19 tests statewide increased to 1,132 as of Monday morning from 606 one week earlier, March 30, and 191 two weeks earlier on March 23.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 64 new cases and two deaths Monday. That included one new case in Linn County, bringing the total to 42, an increase of seven since March 30.

In the past week in Oregon, the largest single-day increase in positive tests for COVID-19 was 100 on Saturday.

According to the OHA, 404 persons are hospitalized with COVID-19, while 623 are not. Status is unknown in 105 cases. Oregon has teste...