More younger people are dying from COVID in Oregon

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More people age 29 and younger died in the last six weeks in Oregon than the entire rest of the pandemic.
PORTLAND, Ore. — More people age 29 and younger have died from COVID in Oregon in the last six weeks than they have during the entire rest of the pandemic, according to numbers posted by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).

The numbers are relatively small, but no doubt very important to the friends and families of those who died.

From the beginning of the pandemic in the spring of 2020 until the last week of July 2021, 11 people age 29 or younger died from COVID.

From the first week of August through September 13th, 14 people age 29 or younger have died from COVID in Oregon.

OHA reported cases and deaths overall are improving. Last week was the first drop in the weekly death toll after six weeks of increases. From Sept. 6-12, 120 people died from COVID in the state, that's down from 171 people the week before.

Every weekday, OHA puts out a report on the pandemic which includes…
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