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Oregon COVID-19 updates June 19: 206 new cases, the state's second-highest one-day total

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

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cases of COVID-19 began popping up in the United States in January. The first case in Oregon was reported on Feb. 28.

We've been posting a daily blog to track the changes in Oregon and Southwest Washington as we get them. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATES


As of Friday evening:


11:30 p.m.

  • Multnomah County businesses were excited to open their doors for the first time in three months. Under Phase 1, bars and restaurants began some sit-down dining and personal care salons, barbershops and gyms welcomed customers back. Learn more
  • Months into the COVID-19 pandemic, the union that represents close to 15,000 nurses across the state of Oregon says protective gear for front-line medical workers is still in dangerously short supply at some hospitals. At the same time, others are doing a much better job at protecting their workers. Learn more
  • A single mother of five survived the coronavirus. She said she didn't take the threat of the virus seriously until she had it. She doesn't want others to make the same mistake. Learn more
  • The wait is finally over for vendors and customers who have been waiting months for Portland Saturday Market to reopen. The event is back, but will look a little different. Learn more

1:30 p.m.

  • The Oregon Health Authority reported 206 new confirmed and presumptive cases of the coronavirus Friday, bringing the total to 6,572 cases. It marks the second-highest number of COVID-19 cases reported in one day in the state. The highest one-day total was 278, reported earlier this week on Tuesday. Learn more

1 p.m.

  • “It’s really that simple: Face coverings save lives.” Gov. Kate Brown releases the full list of guidelines for Oregon's face mask requirements going into effect on June 24. Learn more

6 a.m.

  • Multnomah County has officially begun to reopen, entering Phase 1 on Friday. Here's a look at what Phase 1 means
  • Brown also reiterated that people must continue to use caution now that all Oregon counties have reopened. Learn more
  • Crook County, in Phase 2 of reopening, provides a glimpse of what to expect as government restrictions are lifted. Learn more
  • Since March 1, 13 inmates infected with COVID-19 have been released from Oregon’s prisons back into their home counties. Learn more
  • In Lincoln County, the number of COVID-19 cases continues to go up. A total of 226 people have tested positive for the virus. The majority of those cases have been people without any symptoms. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 cases (updated Friday afternoon)

Oregon COVID-19 data by age group (updated Friday afternoon)

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