Oregon reported 342 new confirmed or presumed cases of the coronavirus Tuesday, with five new deaths linked to the contagious disease. The new numbers put the state’s total cases at 19,699 since the outbreak reached the state earlier this year; 333 people have died from the virus as of Tuesday.
The Trump administration’s plan to provide every nursing home with a fast COVID-19 testing machine comes with an asterisk: The government won’t supply enough test kits to check staff and residents beyond an initial couple of rounds
COVID-19 has claimed one more life in Oregon, bringing the pandemic’s death toll in the state to 325. In Hermiston, a door-to-door study suggests 17% of the population may be infected. And even the wilderness is affected, according to forestry officials who see a coronavirus connection to recent wildfires.
More Oregonians have been diagnosed with the coronavirus. The state is offering financial help to encourage exposed agricultural workers quarantine. And artistic performers have found a way to put on a show while maintaining their distance. Watch this story for live updates about COVID-19.
One in 10 Oregon coronavirus diagnoses is of a child. 17% of Hermiston residents could have COVID-19. Oregon's legislators will return to Salem to plug a massive budget hole, and likely will take up pandemic-related workplace legislation. And other live updates throughout the day.