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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Aug. 31: 162 new cases reported; fewest since July 6

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 evening:

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9:30 p.m.

  • Gov. Kate Brown has issued an executive order extending Oregon’s foreclosure moratorium through December, citing the continuing COVID-19-related recession. Learn more
  • In March, Jim Mains started hanging a ribbon on his fence for each person that died of COVID-19 in Washington state. A few weeks ago, Jim posted that the ribbons would be taken down at the end of August. Learn more
  • A CDC statistic has been misinterpreted as stating that only 6% of COVID-19 deaths were caused by the virus. Here's what the numbers really mean. Learn more

1:55 p.m.

  • Health officials on Monday reported one more Oregonian has died of COVID-19. The state’s death toll is now at 459. The Oregon Health Authority also reported 162 new coronavirus cases, bringing the state’s total to 26,713. Monday marks the lowest number of new COVID-19 cases since July 6, when 168 cases were reported. Learn more
  • The United States has now surpassed six million coronavirus cases, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University. Data from Johns Hopkins University shows there have been more than 183,000 COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. and nearly 850,000 globally. Learn more

8:30 a.m.

  • Over the weekend, Oregon health officials reported 11 more deaths due to COVID-19, raising the state's death toll to 458. The Oregon Health Authority also reported 521 more confirmed and presumptive cases of the virus, bringing the state's total of known cases to 26,554. Learn more
  • Multnomah County health officials are asking that the public consider their Labor Day plans and make sure they are COVID-19 safe. Officials want to ensure that Multnomah County does not see another spike in infections like with prior holiday weekends. Learn more
  • When the Oregon DMV shut down in March for 10 weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it created a backlog, totaling in the hundreds of thousands, of expired licenses, vehicle tags, registration and other driving-related items that couldn't be processed. It may take a year to clear the backlog. Learn more

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