Medford, OR – The State reported 10 COVID-19 related deaths and 867 new coronavirus cases on Thursday. According to the officials, Thursday’s case count is lower than anticipated because of technical issues, but did not specify what the issue was.
The Oregon Health Authority did not immediately respond to questions about how far off the count was or how long it would take to fix.
According to the statistics, Oregon’s seven-day average had been climbing for the last week from a low of 879 new cases per day Dec. 29 to 1,174 Tuesday.
The positivity rate has been climbing as well, with the weekly average rising from 6.5% to 7.8% as of Thursday.
Increasing cases and test positivity rates preceded the fall spike that sent cases to a record daily average of about 1,500 in early December — eventually resulting in record deaths that month.