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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Sept. 23: State's youngest reported victim did not have virus

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


9:45 p.m.

  • A surge of coronavirus cases has sent Clark County from the moderate to high range in Washington, and dashed hopes to expand hybrid learning. Learn more

5:30 p.m.

  • Health officials reported six more COVID-19 deaths in Oregon and 193 new cases of the virus. The state’s death toll is now 537 people. Oregon’s total number of known cases is now 31,503. Learn more
  • Matthew Irvin, 26, died in early July at his apartment in Yamhill County. Officials at the time said it was likely from COVID-19 because he had several symptoms. But according to the family and Oregon Medical Examiner's Office, Irvin didn't actually have the virus. Learn more
  • Oregon economists presented a “shocking” and significantly improved revenue forecast Wednesday, which could leave the state's current budget nearly unscathed by the economic impacts of COVID-19. Learn more
  • A high school student's pandemic-inspired delivery service for at-risk groups is getting national attention and expanding to new parts of Oregon and Washington. Learn more

8 a.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

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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