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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Sept. 24: Student tests positive and negative for COVID-19 on same day

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


10:10 p.m.

  • Katie Bruun was one of 28 students who tested positive for COVID-19 during move-in days at Oregon State. But she took another test the same day and it was negative. Learn more
  • Pacific Seafood reportedly used a private lab earlier this week to test the Warrenton plant’s 159 night-shift workers, and 77 tested positive. Learn more
  • The Pac-12 is set to kickoff a seven-game football season Nov. 6 after it followed the Big Ten in overturning an August decision to punt on playing in the fall because of concerns about COVID-19. Learn more

1:30 p.m.

  • State health officials on Thursday reported 382 new cases of COVID-19 in Oregon and two more deaths. The case count is the highest since August 15, when health officials reported 412 new cases. Learn more

1 p.m.

  • There are 61 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon as of this week. That’s five fewer than the 66 active outbreaks reported last week by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). The five largest active outbreaks remain at food processing facilities and correctional facilities. Learn more

9:15 a.m.

  • Attending school far from home is tough enough for some students. Dealing with unexpected isolation due to COVID-19 can take an additional toll on mental health. KGW spoke to several college students attending school outside of the state. "It's just a really hard adjustment," said one student. Learn more

9 a.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
  • 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

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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