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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Nov. 18: 1,099 new cases, 10 more deaths

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 afternoon:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map

REAL-TIME UPDATES

9:35 p.m.

  • Oregon Health Authority not sure how many COVID-19 tests are available or how many were used. Learn more
  • What are the consequences of not following Governor Brown’s 6-person personal gathering rule? Answering your questions about the two-week freeze. Learn more
  • Oregon Employment Department plans to begin paying waiting week money by Thanksgiving. Learn more

2:30 p.m.

  • State health officials reported 1,099 new COVID-19 cases and 10 more deaths. Learn more

8 a.m.

  • While the rest of the state will be under a two-week "freeze," Multnomah County and Portland will have the new restrictions in place for at least four weeks. Learn more
  • Health experts have advice for your Thanksgiving celebration. There are steps you can take to limit your risk for the coronavirus. Learn more
  • Newly-elected Clackamas County Board Chair Tootie Smith says she'll have a huge Thanksgiving, and she calls Gov. Brown a hypocrite for enforcing the COVID-19 freeze. Learn more
  • When Oregon's two-week freeze takes effect starting Wednesday, two Oregon gyms have publicly said they will not close their doors. Learn more
  • Amid the spike in coronavirus cases in Oregon and the Portland metro area, grocery workers want more testing to protect the public and themselves. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Hospitalization by severity

INTERACTIVE: Oregon Hospital Capacity and Usage

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