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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Oct. 28: 7 more deaths, 424 new cases

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


As of Wednesday afternoon:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


9:30 p.m.

  • 1 out of 16 people in Malheur County have tested positive for COVID-19. The county has the highest rate of infection per 100,000 people in the state. Learn more
  • Oregon approves indoor visits of senior living facilities. Some licensed nursing, assisted living and residential care facilities will begin allowing limited indoor visitation for residents starting Monday, Nov. 2. Learn more
  • Researchers believe it took the virus a while to get to Corvallis based on wastewater samples. But there was a big spike in July and its presence remains. Learn more

1:15 p.m.

  • The Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported seven more deaths due to the coronavirus on Wednesday, raising the state's death toll to 671. OHA also reported 424 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the number of known cases to 43,228. Learn more

8:50 a.m.

  • Health experts are concerned about a rise in COVID-19 cases heading into the holidays, but you can start planning now to keep you and your family safe. Learn more
  • While chillier weather brings more Oregonians indoors, restaurants and bars still want customers to enjoy outdoor dining throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown extended Oregon's state of emergency declaration for another 60 days. It will continue until Jan. 2, 2021. The declaration legally authorizes Brown’s COVID-19 executive orders and the Oregon Health Authority’s health and safety guidance. Extending the declaration allows those orders to remain in effect. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Active workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases

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INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

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