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Oregon coronavirus updates May 11: More than 30 counties apply for reopening

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


As of Monday evening:

(Oregon graph shows new cases based on when they were reported.) 

Credit: kgw

(Washington graph shows cases based on date of onset of symptoms.)

Credit: kgw


11:40 p.m.

  • Two separate city council meetings in Lincoln County, included discussion on when and how to reopen parts of the Oregon coast, particularly lodging. Learn more

10:20 p.m.

  • Postcards are being sent this week to 150,000 households across Oregon, seeking people who will participate in a COVID-19 contact tracing and testing study being done by the Oregon Health Authority and OHSU. Learn more
  • Inside the emergency department at Randall Children's Hospital in North Portland, doctors may be dealing with their first case of Pediatric Multi-system Inflammatory Syndrome. Learn more

8 p.m.

  • An employee at Zupan's Market on West Burnside has tested positive for COVID-19, and the store has put into place its protocols for a positive test. More information from Zupan's

6:50 p.m.

  • More than 30 counties in Oregon have applied for the first phase of reopening, which could happen in some areas as early as Friday. Learn more
  • Long lines at the Department of Motor Vehicles are nothing new, but the coronavirus pandemic has made the wait even worse. The Oregon DMV estimates a backlog of more than 100,000 people waiting for a new license, renewal, replacement or endorsement. Learn more

5:25 p.m.

  • Vancouver Mayor Anne McEnerny-Ogle expects the city to lose $45 million this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. She spoke with KGW about the challenges of running a city during these rapidly changing times. Learn more
  • Cannon Beach police asked more than 700 people to leave the city's beaches over the weekend, which were closed to prevent large crowds amid the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more

4:45 p.m.

  • The Oregon Occupational Safety and Health Administration has cited an Albany frozen food plant for failing to maintain distance between workers, even after several employees who work on the packaging lines tested positive for COVID-19. Learn more

1 p.m.

  • Oregon health officials reported three more COVID-19 deaths, 51 new confirmed cases and 7 new presumptive cases. Oregon's COVID-19 death toll is now 130 people. Learn more

12:50 p.m.

  • Leaders from Oregon, Washington and three other western states sent a letter to congressional leaders Monday asking for $1 trillion in relief funding for state and local governments in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more

10:55 a.m.

  • Estimates say the state of Oregon is seeing a $3 billion revenue shortfall this fiscal year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Gov. Kate Brown says the number is just an estimate at this point, and an official revenue forecast will be released May 20. Learn more

10:35 a.m.

  • A new survey of Oregon health care providers shows the number of immunizations in the state has dropped dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more

8 a.m.

  • Understanding Gov. Kate Brown's new plan to restart public life in Oregon. Learn more
  • Several Catholic churches in the area held Mass in person for the first time in nearly two months Saturday and Sunday. The Archdiocese of Portland gave parishes a choice this week, telling them if they felt safe and ready they could open for Mass again. But it comes with restrictions. Learn more
  • Patty Morgan, a special education teacher in the Woodland School District, is getting attention for the ways she’s keeping her kids engaged. Learn more

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