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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Aug. 6: Oregon passes 20,000 known cases

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 Thursday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


7:30 p.m.

  • The Oregon Health Authority reported the youngest COVID-19-related death last week: a 26-year-old man from Yamhill County. His family told KGW his name was Matthew Irvin, a father of three. But after his coronavirus test came back negative his family said they're looking for answers. Learn more
  • The White House Coronavirus Task Force sees troubling coronavirus numbers in 10 local areas across the country, including Portland. Learn more
  • With most students picking up the new school year online this fall, Oregon teachers say the need for community-donated supplies is greater than ever. Learn more
  • Vancouver Public Schools recently joined others in Clark County, announcing remote learning-only plans. Now, state leaders are making recommendations. Learn more
  • Washington announced new rules for long-term care facilities, which could give families and friends greater access to their loved ones as the coronavirus pandemic moves into its seventh month in the state. Learn more

2:15 p.m.

  • Oregon health officials announced 267 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, bringing the state’s total to 20,225 known cases during the pandemic. The Oregon Health Authority also announced one more death. The state's death toll is at 339 people. Learn more

8:30 a.m.

  • With most high schools in Oregon starting the school year with distance learning, students in choir programs are wondering when they'll be able to sing together in person again. Rex Putnam choir director Erika Lockwood said keeping music students connected and thriving through remote learning is a big challenge. Learn more

8 a.m.

  • Business owners in the Kenton neighborhood are preparing to open Denver Ave Plaza, which will be an outdoor area for dining and shopping while safely social distancing. Learn more
  • A Hillsboro family was taking precautions against COVID-19 but the disease still turned their world upside down. The Villegas family shared their story with KGW to try to save other families from going through the pain and anguish they went through. Learn more
  • Oregon health officials reported 299 new COVID-19 cases and five more deaths yesterday. The state’s coronavirus death toll is now at 338 people. Learn more
  • The Oregon Employment Department said it only had about 1,000 regular unemployment claims left to process as of yesterday. Tens of thousands of people are waiting for PUA claims. Learn more
  • There are 70 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon as of this week. One of the state's largest workplace outbreaks, the reported 185 cases at Pacific Seafood in Newport, was listed as resolved this week. 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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