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 Thursday evening:
- Oregon: 316 deaths, 1,587 hospitalizations, 18,131 cases, 397,705 tests (380,508 negative tests) Latest Oregon numbers
- Washington: 1,564 deaths, 5,568 hospitalizations, 55,803 cases, 973,654 tests (5.7% positive) Latest Washington numbers
- United States: 152,055 deaths, 4,494,966 cases Latest U.S. numbers
- World: 672,062 deaths, 17,295,538 cases Latest global numbers
INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map
- Governor Kate Brown announced that Umatilla County will be moved from Phase 2 back to a Baseline Stay Home status effective Friday, July 31 at noon. Morrow County will be moved back to Phase 1.
- Data from the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) shows the largest COVID-19 spikes are happening in Eastern Oregon, Portland and Marion County. Here are the 11 Oregon ZIP codes that had the most new COVID-19 cases last week. Learn more
- The $2.2 trillion CARES Act passed by Congress and signed by President Trump in late March expires Friday. Here are answers to some of your questions about what the expiration means. Learn more
- Oregon Gov. Kate Brown announced the additions of Multnomah, Marion and Hood River counties to the state’s COVID-19 County Watch List. The watch list allows the state to prioritize resources in counties where coronavirus is spreading more rapidly and cases are not traced to a known source. Learn more
- Oregon officials reported on Thursday the state's first decline in weekly coronavirus cases since early May. During the week of July 20 through July 26, the number of cases in the state decreased by 7% from the previous week, the Oregon Health Authority said. Learn more
- The University of Portland, which planned to have in-person classes for the fall semester, will now shift to online learning. On-campus exceptions will be made for special circumstances. The school year starts Aug. 24.
- It will be all learning from home in the Vancouver Public Schools (VPS) starting Sept. 1. Like several other districts in Clark County, VPS will recommend remote learning for its more than 23,000 students to start the school year. Learn more
Five more people in Oregon have died from the coronavirus, bringing the state’s death toll to 316, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday. Another 416 new cases were reported. Learn more
- 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
- 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
- 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
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