PORTLAND, Ore. — Cases of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus, began popping up in the United States in January. The first case in Oregon was reported on Feb. 28.
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BY THE NUMBERS
As of Monday evening:
- Oregon: 154 deaths, 4,302 cases, 131,508 tests (127,316 negative) Latest Oregon numbers
- Washington: 1,118 deaths, 21,702 cases, 360,899 tests (339,197 negative) Latest Washington numbers
- United States: 104,435 deaths, 1,792,512 cases Latest U.S. numbers
- World: 372,657 deaths, 6,203,385 cases Latest global numbers
- Oregon reported one new COVID-19 death and 59 new cases. Learn more
- Despite several days of massive protests in Portland, county leaders say they still plan on submitting their application on June 5, with hopes of reopening on June 12. They say they'll remain flexible on the reopening date itself, because it's still unknown how the protests will affect COVID spread.
- County leaders recommend anyone who attends a protest wear a mask, and tries to maintain social distancing. If you do attend a protest, make sure to wash your hands before and after, and clean any surfaces you touch after getting home. Don't interact with elderly or at-risk populations.
- Washington County enters Phase 1 of reopening today and that is welcome news for many business owners. Phase 1 means places like restaurants, salons and gyms can reopen with social distancing and safety guidelines. Gatherings of up to 25 people are also allowed. Learn more
- Kay Erickson, the head of Oregon’s Employment Department, resigned at Gov. Kate Brown's request on Sunday. The OED faces a backlog of tens of thousands of unprocessed unemployment cases. Oregon Paid Family and Medical Leave Insurance Division Director David Gerstenfeld will immediately take over as interim director of the department. Learn more
- State health officials on Sunday reported no new deaths due to COVID-19 in Oregon. The state's death toll remains at 153 people. Health officials also reported 58 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases. Learn more
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