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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Aug. 14: Face masks required for private offices

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:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


9:20 p.m.

  • An adult in custody at the Snake River Correctional Institution died on August 12 after testing positive for COVID-19. The man was between the ages of 60 and 70. It is not clear if he died of complications from COVID-19 or another reason. Learn more
  • A new, preliminary study from the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle says the novel coronavirus is most likely transferred through “super-spreader” events, and that 80% of those who test positive for the virus never infect anyone else. Learn more
  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Oregon State Parks and Recreation Department estimates a shortfall of up to $22 million out of a $100-million operating budget. Learn more

2:30 p.m.

  • The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported two more people have died from COVID-19 in Oregon and there are 323 more reported or presumed cases in the state. Learn more
  • OHA also announced that new face mask requirements are in effect for private office spaces, and not just public spaces. Learn more

9 a.m.

  • Over the past two weeks, Malheur County has had a test positivity rate of 26%, which is far above the state average of approximately 5.8% for the last two weeks. It will be returning to Phase 1. Learn more
  • Data from the Oregon Health Authority continues to show the largest COVID-19 spikes are in Eastern Oregon. Here's a list of the 12 ZIP codes in Oregon that had the most new cases last week. Learn more
  • Oregon health officials reported eight more COVID-19 deaths and 294 new and presumed cases of the virus. The state’s death toll is now 383 people. Learn more
  • Infection rates are leveling off in Oregon and even dipping, but health officials warn they are still far too high, and people should continue to mask and distance. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Active workplace outbreaks with five or more confirmed cases

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

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