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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Oct. 22: Bowling alleys, skating rinks can reopen in Portland metro area

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

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


As of Thursday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


9:10 p.m.

  • Bowling alleys and skating rinks will be allowed to reopen in the Portland metro area for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic shut the businesses down seven months ago. Learn more
  • Over the last four weeks, positive COVID-19 tests have risen steadily in Clark County.  During the month of September, contact tracers found 142 out of 360 positive cases likely stemmed from exposure to members of the same household. Learn more

1:30 p.m.

  • The Oregon Health Authority announced 11 more people in the state have died of COVID-19 and another 373 tested positive. Learn more

11 a.m.

  • The number of COVID-19 cases being reported at Oregon schools dropped from 25 to 21, while the total number of cases of students or staff members who tested positive also dropped this week, from 52 to 40. Learn more

10 a.m.

  • There are 78 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon as of this week. Three of the four largest active workplace outbreaks in Oregon are at prisons. Learn more
  • The pandemic doesn't have to put a complete stop to Halloween, even though health officials say a lot of the usual activities could be dangerous. All throughout the Portland metro area, there's everything from drive-thru Halloweens to socially distant activities at a dairy farm. Learn more
  • State health officials on Wednesday reported 331 new COVID-19 cases and two more deaths, bringing Oregon's death toll to 635 people. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Active workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases

INTERACTIVE: Oregon schools with COVID-19 cases

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

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