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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Sept. 26: Oregon reports 277 new cases

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 Saturday morning:

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12:01 a.m.

  • Health officials on Saturday said COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 546. Oregon Health Authority reported 277 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 32,581.

6:15 p.m.

  • Health officials on Friday reported three more COVID-19 deaths in Oregon and 457 new cases of the virus. This is the highest daily number of new cases that Oregon has reported since the coronavirus pandemic began. Health officials said some of the contributing factors were Labor Day gatherings, the return of students to college campuses and parties both at Greek houses and private parties on and off-campus. Learn more
  • A $472 million fund for schools across Oregon was depleted to $150 million due to falling revenues due to the pandemic. Learn more
  • The United States passed 7 million cases of COVID-19 Friday, the first country to hit that mark. That's according to numbers from Johns Hopkins University There have been more than 203,000 U.S. deaths linked to disease caused by the new coronavirus, also leading the world. Learn more

8 a.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
  • 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 kick off 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

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