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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Oct. 8: Record 484 new cases reported in Oregon

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 Thursday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


8:20 p.m.

  • Health officials reported 484 new COVID-19 cases in Oregon, a single-day record for the state since the pandemic began. The new cases bring Oregon’s total coronavirus case count to 36,116. Learn more
  • Most Oregonians are wearing masks but about half are still attending social gatherings with friends and family on a regular basis, according to the results of two statewide surveys conducted by the Oregon Health Authority. About 50% of Oregonians attended 4 or more social gatherings in the past 2 weeks, with 20% attending a gathering of more than 10. Learn more
  • The school year is underway at the University of Oregon and at least 207 students have tested positive for COVID-19 since Sept. 21. Learn more
  • Google and Apple have been working with Oregon and Washington to develop an app to help with contact tracing during the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more
  • It's been a devastating year for travel around the globe due to the unprecedented precautions needed to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. Passenger traffic at Portland International Airport was down a whopping 62% in August year-to-date. Learn more

8:30 a.m.

  • 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
  • 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

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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