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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Oct. 23: 550 new cases breaks daily record

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

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


2:30 p.m.

  • The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported a new record high for its daily COVID-19 case count. The state's health agency said there were 550 new cases in the state, breaking the previous record of 484 set on Oct. 8. Learn more

11 a.m.

  • The city of Portland announced a new assistance program for residents struggling with the health and financial impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Starting Tuesday, Oct. 27, Portlanders will be able to apply for $500 in housing assistance. Learn more

8 a.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
  • More than 900 small businesses in Portland are getting some relief. Prosper Portland awarded federal grants to mostly minority-owned businesses for things like rent, utilities and payroll. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Active workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases

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