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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Sept. 4: 5 more deaths, 268 new cases

As COVID-19 continues to impact Oregon and Southwest Washington, get the latest updates here.
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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 Friday evening:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


9:40 p.m.

  • Reed College in Portland is holding outdoor classes in tents to give students an opportunity to learn in person. Learn more
  • A COVID-19 model previously touted by the White House projects 410,451 U.S. coronavirus deaths by Jan. 1, 2021 if the United States continues with its current measures at mitigation. Learn more

1 p.m.

  • Health officials on Friday reported five more COVID-19 deaths in Oregon and 268 new cases of the virus. The state’s death toll is now 475 people. Learn more
  • Gov. Kate Brown issued another warning to Oregonians about the importance of safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 over Labor Day weekend. Learn more

8:30 a.m.

  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown will hold an 11 a.m. news conference to discuss the COVID-19 pandemic in Oregon and Labor Day safety, among other topics. KGW will stream the governor's news conference live on YouTube.
  • In its weekly report, the Oregon Health Authority updated the breakdown of cases across the state by ZIP code. The data is current as of 11 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 30. For the third consecutive week, the Ontario area, in Malheur County, saw the biggest spike: 97914 had 107 new cases. Here are the 10 Oregon ZIP codes that had the most new COVID-19 cases last week
  • School has started at Evergreen Public Schools and for the majority of students, class is online. But one special education teacher in the district said he’s worried about the in-person learning happening in his program. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Active workplace outbreaks with five or more confirmed cases

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus data by age group

INTERACTIVE: COVID-19 Cases in Oregon

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 Hospitalization Data

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