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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Dec. 1: 24 new deaths reported

As COVID-19 continues to rise dramatically in Oregon, Southwest Washington and beyond, get the latest updates here.

Cases of COVID-19 began showing up in the United States in January of this year. 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

BY THE NUMBERS

As of Tuesday afternoon:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map

REAL-TIME UPDATES

9 p.m.

  • Health officials in Portland and SW Washington are preparing for post-Thanksgiving COVID-19 surge. Learn more
  • A Lane County widower wants everyone to know that COVID-19 is serious and warns it can be deadly. Learn more

4 p.m.

  • KGW's VERIFY team answers the question of whether or not Oregon employers can mandate that their workers get a vaccine. Learn more
  • "Extreme risk" counties will have a new set of COVID-19 restrictions from Dec. 3-17, once the two-week statewide freeze comes to an end. Learn more
  • Dr. Steven LaTulippe, a family medicine doctor in Dallas, Oregon, said he and his staff have not worn face masks in his clinic since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Learn more

1:45 p.m.

  • The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 24 new deaths due to the coronavirus (a new single-day high) and 1,233 new cases of the virus. Learn more
  • The governor released her suggested budget and policy agenda for the 2021-23 biennium on Tuesday and it focuses on pandemic relief. Learn more

8:45 a.m.

  • In a growing outbreak at one of Portland’s longest-running homeless shelters, a spokesperson for the Union Gospel Mission on Monday said 20 people have tested positive for COVID-19. Included in the 20 are 18 residents at the Mission’s downtown shelter and two employees, one of whom was hospitalized. Learn more
  • Health officials hope people had a quiet holiday and kept any gatherings very small, because the COVID-19 crisis is bad enough already. But officials worry there may be a another spike in a few weeks because of holiday activity. Learn more
  • Oregon Health & Science University is looking for adults who live in the Portland area to take part in a research study into the safety and effectiveness of a potential COVID-19 vaccine. OHSU is involved in a Phase 3 clinical trial to evaluate the vaccine candidate developed by Oxford University and pharmaceutical company AstraZeneca known as ASD1222. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Hospitalization by severity

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