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The Oregon Health Authority reported a fifth week of surging cases and a hospitalization rate of COVID-19 patients that has doubled.
The state announced Thursday that Oregon that none of the cases involved a variant and that most of the people who were fully vaccinated experienced no symptoms.
Oregon State University researchers have found the British variant, B.1.1.7, which is about 50% more contagious and likely more deadly, in Grants Pass an McMinnville.