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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Aug. 27: 11 ZIP codes with the most new cases last week

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

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


9:05 p.m.

  • Data from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) shows some of the largest COVID-19 spikes last week were in Marion and Multnomah counties. Here are the 11 ZIP codes that had the most new cases. Learn more
  • There's been a lot of buzz this week about the use of convalescent plasma to help treat COVID-19. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved its emergency use. KGW talked with one of the first patients to receive convalescent plasma for COVID-19 in Central Oregon. Learn more
  • Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler met with business leaders on Thursday. The COVID-19 pandemic, nightly protests that sometimes result in violence and an ongoing homeless crisis have left some business owners feeling helpless. Learn more

1:20 p.m.

  • Oregon health officials reported 212 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths. The state's death toll is now 438 people. Learn more

12:45 p.m.

  • Two inmates from the Eastern Oregon Correctional Institution died of COVID-19 within hours of each other, prison officials said Thursday. The deaths on Wednesday bring the total of COVID-19 fatalities in Oregon’s prisons to five, according to the Oregon Department of Corrections. Learn more

9:30 a.m.

  • There are 87 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon as of this week. Learn more
  • The spread of the deadly disease has decreased since July, but authorities say the number of cases is still too high for students to return to school. Learn more
  • A Providence study on COVID-19 antibodies showed a low exposure rate among more than 10,000 health care workers. 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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