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Oregon COVID-19 updates July 29: 64 active workplace outbreaks

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

BY THE NUMBERS

As of Wednesday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map

REAL-TIME UPDATES

11:25 p.m.

  • As case counts climb, more and more people are battling long-lasting symptoms from COVID-19. They're now known as "long haulers”; Jenn English, who lives in Oregon City, is one of them. Learn more

7:30 p.m.

  • Eight Clark County school districts on Wednesday announced they're recommending online-only learning models when students return to classes this fall. Learn more
  • Parents with kids in grades K-3, which have different stipulations than higher grades, weigh in on Oregon's back-to-school plan. Learn more
  • The Oregon Health Authority released a new interactive map on Wednesday that shows the weekly COVID-19 positive test rate in each county. Learn more

3:45 p.m.

  • There are 64 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon as of this week. The Oregon State Penitentiary, Pacific Seafood in Newport and Lamb Weston in Hermiston have the highest numbers of reported cases. Learn more 

2:45 p.m.

  • Oregon health officials on Wednesday announced 304 new COVID-19 cases and eight more deaths from the virus. The state’s death toll is now 311 people. Multnomah County reported 82 new coronavirus cases Wednesday, the most of any county. Learn more
  • In an email to parents, Lake Oswego Superintendent Dr. Lora de la Cruz said the district will go to remote online learning through the first quarter of the year, which ends on Oct. 30. Learn more
  • Having endured what was surely a record-shattering slump last quarter, the U.S. economy faces a dim outlook as a resurgent coronavirus intensifies doubts about any sustained recovery the rest of the year. Learn more

8 a.m.

  • Many schools updated their plans for reopening this fall, with some Portland metro area schools going fully online to start the school year. Learn more
  • Teachers and parents weighed in on Gov. Brown's new safety standards for reopening schools. Learn more
  • Washington Gov. Jay Inslee indefinitely suspended the ability of counties to move on to the next phase of reopening during the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more

Active workplace outbreaks with five or more confirmed COVID-19 casesEvery week the Oregon Heath Authority release the latest COVID-19 workplace outbreaks with five or more active cases. (Click here for full view on mobile.)

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

MORE DATA: Oregon coronavirus: Maps, graphs and data

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