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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Nov. 12: Pandemic-high 1,122 new cases reported in Oregon

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

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


As of Thursday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


11:20 p.m.

  • During a news conference at noon Friday, Gov. Kate Brown plans to announce new measures “to address Oregon’s alarming spike in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations.” Learn more
  • Two weeks ahead of Thanksgiving, Gov. Jay Inslee encouraged Washingtonians on Thursday to change their November and December holiday plans as the number of COVID-19 cases spike. Learn more
  • Contact tracing has become more difficult in Oregon as COVID-19 cases continue to rise. Some days, as many as 80% of cases can not be traced to a known source. Learn more
  • In Washington County, more than 40% of COVID-19 infections are acquired at home. In Washington County's Latinx population, that number increases to 50% of cases. Learn more
  • Fields and playgrounds at Portland Public Schools have been closed because of COVID-19. But there's a push to reopen them. Learn more

4:50 p.m.

  • Oregon health officials reported 1,122 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, the state's highest number of reported cases in a single day. This marks the first time Oregon has reported more than 1,000 cases in a single day. Since the start of the pandemic, there have been 53,779 known cases of COVID-19. Learn more
  • There are 90 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon as of this week. That’s 14 more than the 76 active workplace outbreaks reported last week by the Oregon Health Authority. Learn more
  • The Oregon Health Authority released its weekly report detailing COVID-19 numbers across the state on Thursday. In its latest report, it showed that there are 78 recent cases of COVID-19 at 35 schools across the state. Learn more
  • Oregon and Washington are in the midst of developing new tools to assist in COVID-19 tracking. Washington plans a release statewide at the end of November, while Oregon will likely implement statewide mid-to-late December. Learn more

8 a.m.

  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown's pause for nine counties brings new concerns for restaurants already struggling because of the pandemic. Some Portland area businesses are concerned about what will happen after the two-week pause. Learn more
  • 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
  • Yesterday, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported 876 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19. 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

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

INTERACTIVE: Testing and Outcomes by County

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

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