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.
We post a new blog post every day that tracks the daily changes in Oregon and Southwest Washington as we get them. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATES
BY THE NUMBERS
As of Wednesday evening:
- Oregon: 159 deaths, 4,399 cases, 136,549 tests (132,269 negative) Latest Oregon numbers
- Washington: 1,135 deaths, 22,484 cases, 377,327 tests (354,843 negative) Latest Washington numbers
- United States: 107,175 deaths, 1,851,520 cases Latest U.S. numbers
- World: 386,091 deaths, 6,513,301 cases Latest global numbers
- For the first time, the Oregon Health Authority has released data on active COVID-19 outbreaks at Oregon workplaces. There are 19 current workplace outbreaks in the state. Learn more
- Nineteen people linked to Bob's Red Mill in Milwaukie have tested positive for COVID-19. Learn more
- At this point, with the school year pretty much wrapping up, most kids have participated in some form of distance learning. But there are some who haven’t even logged on yet. Learn more
- Oregon reported two more deaths and 65 new cases of COVID-19. The state's death toll is now 159 people. Learn more
- During the week of May 25-31, 1.9% of people tested for COVID-19 had positive results. During the same week, Oregon's number of people tested rose by 5%.
- Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and state health officials on Wednesday outlined the framework for counties to enter Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan. Learn more.
- Health officials on Tuesday announced that three more people 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. Clark County announced Tuesday night that it had submitted the application. 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
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