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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Oct. 15: 25 schools across the state now reporting coronavirus cases

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

BY THE NUMBERS

As of Thursday afternoon:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map

REAL-TIME UPDATES

1:15 p.m.

  • Oregon health officials reported 374 new cases of COVID-19 and three more deaths. The state's death toll is now up to 611 people. Learn more

1 p.m.

  • Two weeks ago, six schools were reporting COVID-19 cases in Oregon. Last week, that number rose to 14. This week, the Oregon Health Authority reported that 25 schools across the state are now reporting at least one case of COVID-19 among students or staff members. Learn more 
  • There are 73 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon as of this week. That’s one more than the 72 active workplace outbreaks reported last week by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Learn more

9 a.m.

  • After months of back and forth with the pandemic, the U.S. Supreme Court effectively allowed the government to end the nation's once-in-a-decade headcount immediately. It's not too late. You can still complete the census today, but the 2020 census count does wrap up today so don't delay. Learn more
  • More Oregonians tested positive for COVID-19 last week than any other week since the start of the pandemic, and hospitalizations were at their highest peak since mid-July. Learn more
  • For blind or visually impaired students, it has been a process adapting to online learning. 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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