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 Tuesday afternoon:
- Oregon: 157 deaths, 4,335 cases, 134,094 tests (129,874 negative) Latest Oregon numbers
- Washington: 1,129 deaths, 22,157 cases, 368,799 tests (346,642 negative) Latest Washington numbers
- United States: 106,180 deaths, 1,831,821 cases Latest U.S. numbers
- World: 380,250 deaths, 6,378,239 cases Latest global numbers
- Health officials on Tuesday announced that three more people have died of COVID-19 in Oregon. One of the people who died was a 36-year-old woman from Multnomah County. She is the first person younger than 40 to have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, according to Oregon Health Authority. The state's death toll is now 157 people. Learn more
- Clark County has been asked to submit a new application for Phase 2 of reopening. The county's Phase 2 application was put on hold May 23 after 85 people connected with Firestone Pacific Foods tested positive for coronavirus. There is no timeline for when the county may be approved to move to Phase 2, Clark County officials said. Learn more
- Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center is suspending its drive-through COVID-19 screening service located at the Hillsboro Stadium location starting Monday, June 8. The team and clinic at that location will be re-assigned to provide care and screening services to migrant and seasonal farmworkers in Washington and Yamhill counties. The drive-through screening site at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds in McMinnville will remain open on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Learn more
- Oregon reported one new COVID-19 death and 59 new cases yesterday. Learn more
- Despite several days of massive protests in Portland, county leaders in Multnomah County 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. Learn more
- County leaders recommend anyone who attends a protest wear a mask, and try 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 entered Phase 1 of reopening yesterday 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
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