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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Oct. 6: Cases up 25% since the end of August

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 Tuesday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


7:30 p.m.

  • Clinics, pharmacies and hospitals report high demand for flu shots during the coronavirus pandemic. Doctors urge people to help prevent a "twindemic" this year. Learn more
  • This week, Oregon State students learned their mostly online education is going continue into winter term. A university official said the school decided to extend remote learning because of increasing rates of COVID-19. Learn more
  • The U.S. Department of Labor reports 2.4 million people remain out of work long-term and 3.8 million people have now lost their jobs permanently due to the coronavirus pandemic. Learn more

2:10 p.m.

  • Since Aug. 31, there has been a 25% increase in the number of reported cases of COVID-19, according to Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen. A positive new development is the distribution of more COVID-19 tests from the federal government, which will allow Oregon to do as many as 80,000 "rapid antigen" tests a week, doubling the state's current testing capacity. Learn more
  • The Oregon Health Authority announced 301 new COVID-19 cases and nine more deaths connected to the virus. There has been a total of 35,340 cases in Oregon during the pandemic, including 581 people who have died. Learn more
  • The University of Oregon's website showed on Monday that 57 coronavirus cases had been confirmed in the previous four days alone. On Tuesday, the university reported 12 more cases for a total this month of 69 cases. Learn more
  • President Donald Trump said he has instructed aides to stop negotiating on another round of COVID-19 relief until after the election. Learn more
  • The Food and Drug Administration released updated safety standards Tuesday for makers of COVID-19 vaccines after the White House blocked their formal release, the latest political tug-of-war between the Trump administration and the government's public health scientists. Learn more

8:30 a.m.

  • Safeway and Albertsons pharmacies are joining the fight against COVID-19. The pharmacies in Oregon and Southwest Washington are now offering at-home test kits. Learn more
  • Fourth through 12th grade students in the Beaverton School District will be learning online through Feb. 8. Previously, the plan was to do comprehensive distance learning until Nov. 16. Learn more
  • Oregon has surpassed 35,000 coronavirus cases. State health officials reported 288 new cases and zero new deaths yesterday. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Active workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

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