Officials say Oregon’s weekly case count has “plateaued”

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Health officials say Oregon’s weekly case count has plateaued following statewide COVID-19 restrictions implemented during the last two months. But authorities urged Oregonians to continue to follow current mandates, including wearing a mask and avoiding large social gatherings. The Oregon Health Authority reported 423 new coronavirus cases Friday, increasing the state’s total case count to more than 20,600. In addition, there were nine new COVID-19 related deaths. The state’s death toll has now reached 348.