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Oregon COVID-19 updates, Sept. 2: 3 more deaths, 140 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  Wednesday afternoon:

INTERACTIVE: Oregon coronavirus map


11:20 p.m.

  • Unemployed Oregonians who qualify will be able to get an extra $300 per week for at least three weeks. Learn more
  • Here are the 73 active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in Oregon. Learn more
  • First day of school for kids in Portland Public School District. Learn more

2 p.m.

  • Health officials on Wednesday reported three more Oregonians have died of COVID-19. The state’s death toll is now at 468. Learn more

7:45 a.m.

  • COVID-19 regulations across the border can look quite different. One Oregon health official from Eastern Oregon's Malheur County explained the dilemma of dealing with it. Learn more
  • Multnomah County is approaching being able to meet Phase 2 reopening requirements. Dr. Jennifer Vines said entering Phase 2 isn’t the top priority for county health officials. Instead, they are focused on reducing case numbers so that students can get back in the classroom for in-person learning. Learn more
  • Antibodies that people make to fight the new coronavirus last for at least four months after diagnosis and do not fade quickly, as some earlier reports suggested, scientists have found. Tuesday’s report, from tests on more than 30,000 people in Iceland, is the most extensive work yet on the immune system’s response to the virus and is good news for efforts to develop vaccines. 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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