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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Aug. 24: 34-year-old dies in Multnomah County

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 Monday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


8:50 p.m.

  • A man in West Salem randomly received an at-home test kit. He was skeptical and asked KGW to investigate. Here's what we found. Learn more

4:30 p.m.

  • Multnomah County announced a 34-year-old resident died from COVID-19 on Sunday. The county's health director said the person's death is a "sad and stark reminder" of the dangers of COVID-19. Learn more
  • The Oregon Employment Department announced it will apply for a federal assistance program that could get Oregonians an extra $300 weekly unemployment benefit for three to five weeks. Learn more
  • The CDC has updated its coronavirus quarantine guidance for travelers.  It now says that those who have traveled outside of their state or country should self-evaluate their risk based on their travels before determining whether to self-isolate. Learn more

1:15 p.m.

  • The Oregon Health Authority reported three new deaths Monday, raising the state's death toll to 420. OHA also reported 220 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state's total number of known cases to 25,155. Learn more

11 a.m.

  • Members of the Black community who have been hurt financially by the COVID-19 pandemic can now apply for grants from a new $62 million fund. Learn more

9:30 a.m.

  • Here's a look at the Oregon businesses that are still hiring during the pandemic. Learn more

8 a.m.

  • Over the weekend, Oregon health officials reported three more deaths due to COVID-19, bringing the state's death toll to 417. The Oregon Health Authority also reported 533 more confirmed and presumptive cases, bringing the state's total number of known cases to 24,937. Saturday's report | Sunday's report
  • As the pandemic stretches into six months, more than two-thirds of employees working from home are experiencing symptoms of burnout, according to a survey from online employment platform Monster. On this week's episode of "Straight Talk," a Providence psychologist and a sports medicine specialist offered advice on how to battle burnout and succeed in a work-from-home and remote learning environment. Learn more
  • Students in Oregon won’t return to the classroom until there’s a substantial decline in coronavirus cases, Governor Kate Brown said Friday. At the current rate of infection, Brown warned it would take more than 200 days before kids can safely go back to school. That is in April. 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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