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Case numbers up as Brown warns of risk level hike


April 28, 2021

Gov. Kate Brown, in a press conference Friday, April 23, warned that Oregon is in a “fourth wave” of COVID-19.

The state now ranks second in the nation in having the most rapid growth of COVID-19 infection spread, Brown said.

“A few weeks ago I came before you to say that we were concerned we would have a fourth surge of COVID-19 in Oregon,” Brown said in her Friday press conference. “Unfortunately, today that surge is here.”

The governor warned that “our hospitals are about to surpass 300 patients who are positive for COVID-19, crossing the threshold to place several of our c...

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