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Oregon COVID-19 updates July 24: Single-day record 9 deaths reported

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 Friday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


10:50 p.m.

  • Amy Watson has spent 132 days with a fever and fatigue because of COVID-19. KGW's Morgan Romero first interviewed her in late June and since then nothing has changed. "It's like a bad dream I just keep waking up to every day, basically," Watson said.  Learn more
  • Recovering from even mild coronavirus infections can take at least two to three weeks, according to U.S. research published Friday. Lingering symptoms can even affect otherwise healthy young adults. Learn more
  • Doctors say recent research has shown children seem less likely to become infected, show symptoms, get severely ill, or transmit COVID-19, but the data is mixed. Learn more
  • Beginning Sunday, TriMet said it will allow riders to be within 3 feet of one another to increase the capacity on their buses and train. According to a release from the transportation agency, the adjustments are in accordance with directives issued by the Oregon Health Authority and Gov. Kate Brown. Learn more
  • As coronavirus cases rise in Oregon, the Multnomah County's Joint Office of Homeless Services (JOHS) is opening shelters in motels to protect people who are more at risk of complications due to COVID-19. Learn more

12:50 p.m.

  • Oregon health officials reported nine more COVID-19 deaths on Friday. That's the highest single-day total since the pandemic began. The state also reported 396 new cases of the virus. Learn more

7:45 a.m.

  • Children as young as 5 years old are now required to wear masks in Oregon. statewide gathering limits for indoor venues, restaurants and bars will be 100 people starting Friday. The gathering limit for outdoor venues in Phase 2 counties will remain at 250 people. Learn more
  • Oregon health officials released optimistic, moderate and pessimistic scenarios for what the pandemic could look like by Aug. 13. The three scenarios that suggest we could see between 600 and 2,300 infections per day over the next month. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

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