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Coronavirus cases climbed dramatically across Oregon for a fifth consecutive week, according to the latest state data, tripling from the levels of mid-March.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 5,729 confirmed or presumed infections for the week ending Sunday, April 25, up 21% from the previous week. New cases slightly outpaced the increase in week-to-week testing, which stood at 17%.

Oregon has recorded five consecutive weeks with at least 21% more cases over the previous week. That’s led to significant growth, with the most recent case count three times as high as the 1,920 cases recorded during the week ending March 21.

If there’s solace, it appears that the week that concludes Sunday, May 2, is not on track to see such a high growth rate. In fact, there’s a possibility the weekly case count stays roughly flat or even declines.

In the previous week, ZIP codes in Central and Southern Oregon recorded the most new cases, while parts of the the Portland area and Salem also posted high numbers.

The Oregonian monitors state coronavirus data, reporting by ZIP code the areas with the greatest weekly changes. The analysis also highlights the areas with the most new cases in relation to population.

Here’s a brief summary of the communities that added the most cases for the week ending Sunday, April 25:

97603: Klamath Falls

This Klamath County ZIP code added 173 cases, raising its tally to 1,977. That’s the 20th most in Oregon and 38th most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97756: Redmond

This Deschutes County ZIP code added 145 cases, raising its tally to 2,075. That’s the 17th most in Oregon and 73rd most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

This ZIP code also recorded new confirmed or presumed infections of 37 per 10,000 people during the same week, up slightly from the previous week.

97702: Bend

This Deschutes County ZIP code added 136 cases, raising its tally to 2,030. That’s the 19th most in Oregon and 128th most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97301: Salem

This Marion County ZIP code added 134 cases, raising its tally to 3,796. That’s the most in Oregon and 35th most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97233: east Portland/Gresham

This Multnomah County ZIP code added 122 cases, raising its tally to 3,524. That’s the second most in Oregon and 16th most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97601: Klamath Falls

This Klamath County ZIP code added 117 cases, raising its tally to 1,239. That’s the 52nd most in Oregon and 69th most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97701: Bend

This Deschutes County ZIP code added 113 cases, raising its tally to 1,754. That’s the 27th most in Oregon and 272nd most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97045: Oregon City

This Clackamas County ZIP code added 102 cases, raising its tally to 2,337. That’s the 15th most in Oregon and 121st most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97305: Salem

This Marion County ZIP code added 91 cases, raising its tally to 3,355. That’s the third most in Oregon and 24th most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

97303: Keizer

This Marion County ZIP code added 90 cases, raising its tally to 2,340. That’s the 14th most in Oregon and 63rd most per capita since the start of the pandemic.

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