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Oregon coronavirus updates May 17: No new deaths reported for third straight day

As COVID-19 continues to impact Oregon and Southwest Washington, Get the latest updates here.

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.

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 Sunday night:

Credit: KGW
Credit: KGW

REAL-TIME UPDATES

7 p.m.

One high school senior in Oregon decided he's wasn't going to let himself or his classmates miss out on prom this weekend. Ryan Iness, a senior at Westview High School, said he and his friends spent hours creating a virtual prom using the game Minecraft. Learn more

1:30 p.m.

  • The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported nine new confirmed and three new presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. For the third day in a row, the state reported no new deaths. Oregon's death toll remains at 137. This is the seventh time this month that no new COVID-19 deaths have been reported. Learn more

9 a.m.

  • OHA to distribute experimental drug Remdesivir to hospitals statewide. Learn more

7 a.m.

  • Portland shops open up for business again - or not. Just because they can reopen doesn’t mean all shops did. NW 23rd Avenue slowly began buzzing back to life but while several stores were open again, several were not. Learn more
  • The Oregon Health Authority announced no new COVID-19 deaths for the second day in a row. It did announce 64 new confirmed and 7 presumed cases. Learn more

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