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COVID-19 updates, Nov. 11: Over the past week, Oregon has reported the state's 7 highest daily case counts so far

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

PORTLAND, Ore. — 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 Wednesday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map

REAL-TIME UPDATES

6:50 p.m.

  • Health officials call hospitalizations a late or lagging indicator of what’s happening with COVID-19.  Bottom line: a rise in cases eventually creates more people needing treatment in hospitals. That's what's happening now, all over Oregon. Learn more

12:55 p.m.

  • The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 876 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday. There have been 52,770 cases of the coronavirus in Oregon since the pandemic began. Over the past week, Oregon has reported its seven highest daily case counts so far during the pandemic, ranging from 723 cases to 988 cases. During this stretch, Oregon has averaged 830 cases per day. Learn more

9 a.m.

  • Nine counties in Oregon have a new set of restrictions beginning today, as part of a state response to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Here's a look at the new rules. Learn more
  • Many parents across the state of Oregon are frustrated with online learning. Now, thousands of parents in different parts of the state have decided to join together to form a coalition to make sure Oregon leaders hear their voices. Learn more
  • Health experts admit two weeks may not even be enough to slow the spread of the coronavirus. But they say now is the time to do it: Infection rates are already rising and winter hasn’t even officially begun. Wet, cold weather is pushing people indoors, and the holidays will only ramp up the urge to socialize. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

INTERACTIVE: Testing and Outcomes by County

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

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