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Oregon COVID-19 updates June 24: 171 new cases, 3 more deaths

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

BY THE NUMBERS

As of this evening:

REAL-TIME UPDATES

11:20 p.m.

  • Oregon Health & Science University released a new evidence review examining the role masks play in containing the spread of COVID-19. Learn more
  • A growing number of people have joined the 'Let Them Play' movement in order to get back to sports competitions in Oregon. Learn more

9:20 p.m.

  • Oregon health officials said that although there has been an increase in COVID-19 cases over the past month, there has not, at least yet, been the same surge in hospitalizations and deaths. More people younger than 50 have been diagnosed with COVID-19 during this spike in cases, which officials alluded to as a possible factor. Learn more
  • Beaverton School District is offering a look at two paths for students to return to school this fall: a hybrid in-school program or a fully virtual K-12 program. Learn more

6:20 p.m.

  • Seven counties in Oregon are now under Gov. Kate Brown's face masks mandate until further notice. Here's what the new face mask policy means for more than half of Oregon's population. Learn more
  • A Keizer woman has battled COVID-19 for months, and even after testing negative twice, she's still dealing with serious symptoms. Learn more
  • Clark County in Southwest Washington is preparing to take the next step to ease coronavirus restrictions on businesses and social life. The county plans to apply to enter Phase 3 on Friday. Learn more
  • Some counties in Washington are already in Phase 3 of the state's four-phased reopening plan, while others are considering applying. Here's what restriction are eased under Phase 3. Learn more
  • Lawmakers in Oregon started a special session Wednesday focused, in part, on dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more

5:10 p.m.

  • A Canby long-term care facility on Wednesday confirmed nine residents have died from a COVID-19 outbreak that was first detected at the beginning of the month. Learn more
  • Oregon started mandated testing for all workers and residents in large nursing homes on Wednesday. Health officials hope to complete statewide coronavirus testing in more than 680 facilities by Sept. 30, with staff members retested once a month after that. Learn more

3:30 p.m.

  • Oregon has reported three more COVID-19 deaths and 171 new cases. The state's death toll is now 195 people. A total of 7,444 cases have been reported in Oregon so far. Learn more

8:30 a.m. 

  • Starting today, masks will be required in public places in more than a half dozen Oregon counties and later this week masks must be worn in every county across Washington. Learn more

Yesterday's top stories

  • Contact tracing is a key part of the state’s strategy to limit the spread of COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority released data about the number of people available for contact tracing across the state, and it shows some counties have more work to do. Learn more
  • Medical experts around the country say as cases of coronavirus continue to rise, states like Oregon can expect to see a rise in hospitalizations. But the percentage of hospitalizations for people with COVID-19 is still lower in Oregon than in the nation. Learn more
Credit: KGW
Oregon's hospitalizations for COVID-19. The Oregon Health Authority tallies the data by the date people first get symptoms.
Credit: KGW
A chart that shows the number of people who contract COVID-19 in Oregon who are hospitalized.
  • Health officials reported 191 new coronavirus cases in Oregon yesterday, but no additional deaths. It’s the 13th straight day the Oregon Health Authority has reported at least 100 new cases. The 191 cases reported yesterday are the third-most during the pandemic. Learn more

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