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COVID-19 updates, June 5: 97 new cases, 2 deaths in Oregon

As COVID-19 continues to impact Oregon and Southwest Washington, get the latest updates here.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Cases of COVID-19, a new strain of coronavirus, began popping up in the United States in January. The first case in Oregon was reported on Feb. 28.

We post a new blog post every day that tracks the daily changes in Oregon and Southwest Washington as we get them. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE LATEST UPDATES


As of Friday evening:


10:55 p.m.

  • Linn County is one of 29 counties approved to enter Phase 2 of Oregon's reopening plan. While business owners are excited for the next step, some say the pandemic is like starting over again. Learn more

4 p.m.

  • Oregon reported 97 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths. 97 cases is the third highest single-day total since the pandemic began. Learn more

3:15 p.m.

  • Gov. Brown announced that Deschutes, Jefferson and Umatilla counties are cleared to enter Phase 2 on June 6. Learn more

2:30 p.m.

  • Multnomah County has submitted its application to enter Phase 1 of Oregon’s reopening plan. The county’s goal is to enter Phase 1 on Friday, June 12. County leaders will re-evaluate progress on June 10. Learn more

11:30 a.m.

  • In Washington, Clark County has been approved to enter Phase 2 of the state's reopening plan. Phase 2 allows various businesses to reopen. It also allows people to host small gatherings, with no more than five guests from outside the household within a week. Learn more

8:30 a.m.

  • Gov. Kate Brown announced 26 Oregon counties have been approved for Phase 2 of reopening. The 26 counties will enter Phase 2 between today and Monday. Learn more
  • Oregon State University students and health care workers are going door-to-door testing residents for the Coronavirus. The project's goal is to find out how prevalent the virus is in communities.The latest samples show encouraging results. "We have found relatively low prevalence," said the co-director of the project. Learn more


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