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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Aug. 3: 272 new cases, 2 more deaths

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 Monday afternoon:

Note: Oregon and Washington don't update their websites over the weekend. The numbers above are as of Friday for Oregon and Saturday for Washington. The data will be updated once the states update their websites later today.

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5 p.m.

  • Oregon's COVID-19 positivity rate for last week, at 6.1%, was the highest weekly rate the state has recorded since before widespread testing began in June. Learn more

2:30 p.m.

  • Oregon reported 272 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths of the virus. The state's death toll is now 328 people. Learn more

1 p.m.

  • Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines said social gatherings, particularly among young adults, continue to drive the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the county. Learn more

10:15 a.m.

  • Multnomah County Health Officer Dr. Jennifer Vines will hold an 11:30 a.m. news conference to discuss the spread of COVID-19. KGW will stream the news conference. Learn more

8:40 a.m.

  • Portland Community College is launching a new program that will train the next group of contact tracers. Learn more

8 a.m.

  • Oregon health officials reported 615 new cases of COVID-19 in the state over the weekend. Oregon Health Authority also reported four more people died of the virus. On Saturday, there were 330 new confirmed cases and three deaths reported. On Sunday, OHA reported 285 new cases and one new death. Learn more
  • Agricultural workers in Oregon will be getting financial relief from the Oregon Worker Relief Coalition, the organization announced Saturday. The new program will provide up to 2 weeks of financial relief to eligible applicants, regardless of immigration status. Learn more
  • Researchers in the Pacific Northwest are relying on volunteer observers to track changes in bird populations during the pandemic. It’s a win-win for researchers and those looking for ways to connect. Learn more


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