Coronavirus, health, OREGON

Peak of omicron hospitalizations and cases in Oregon is over, forecast says

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The surge of people hospitalized or infected with omicron is over, according to the latest forecast from Oregon Health & Science University.

The forecast, which influences the policy of the Oregon Health Authority, indicates that Oregon reached its peak, and the number of Oregonians infected or hospitalized has started to decline. The downward slide is expected to continue to mid-June when the state could reach pre-pandemic levels, provided another variant doesn’t emerge, the forecast shows.

In the meantime, Oregonians need to keep their masks . . .

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