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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Oct. 7: 72 active workplace outbreaks

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 Wednesday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


9 p.m.

  • There are 72 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon as of this week. Three of the four largest outbreaks are at prisons. Learn more
  • Portland Public Schools announced it will extend distance learning through the end of the second quarter, which is Jan. 28. Learn more
  • COVID-19 survivors with a different experience than President Trump felt his words on social media and handling of his diagnosis were reckless. Learn more
  • Researchers are turning more and more to the sampling of human waste to track the COVID-19 virus. Oregon State University is using the information to stop potential outbreaks on campus. Learn more

2 p.m.

  • Oregon health officials on Wednesday reported 305 new cases of COVID-19 and two more deaths. Oregon’s death toll is now 583 people. Learn more

8:30 a.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
  • 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

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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