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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Sept. 22: 328 new cases, 3 more deaths

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


9:20 p.m.

  • During the pandemic, outdoor seating has been a game-changer for many Portland restaurants. But now, with the weather changing, owners worry about losing the option. Learn more
  • A man incarcerated in an Oregon prison died Monday after testing positive for COVID-19. The man is the seventh inmate in the state to die after testing positive for the disease. Learn more
  • Over the five-day move-in period in Corvallis, 2,089 students were tested and 28 were tested to be positive for COVID-19, a 1.35% positive rate, according to Oregon State University spokesperson Steve Clark. Learn more

2 p.m.

  • Health officials reported three more COVID-19 deaths in Oregon and 328 new cases of the virus. Learn more

12 p.m.

  • The unemployment rate in the Portland metro area dropped to 8.3% in August. The rate dropped 2.7% from July, when 11% of workers were jobless. Learn more

9 a.m.

  • The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday. The bleak milestone, by far the highest confirmed death toll from the virus in the world, was reported by Johns Hopkins, based on figures supplied by state health authorities. Learn more

8:45 a.m.

  • All staff members at Columbia Elementary School and North Fork Elementary School in Woodland may have been exposed to COVID-19, so both school buildings will be closed through today out of caution to protect staff and the public. Learn more 
  • What will Halloween look like this year in Portland? How do haunted drive-thrus, scary movies and a crypto-zoos sound? Groups are getting creative to come up with fun ways to celebrate spooky season safely this year. Learn more
  • Oregon health officials reported three more deaths and 201 new COVID-19 cases Monday. There have been 30,995 known cases in the state and 529 Oregonians have died from the virus, according to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). 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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