Oregon COVID-19 updates July 2: Record 375 new cases reported

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:


10:40 p.m.

  • An Oregon State Police trooper is on paid leave and three others are under investigation for refusing to wear masks inside a Corvallis coffee shop. Learn more
  • Data from the Oregon Health Authority shows COVID-19 cases are rising across the state and new cases can’t be tied to one geographic region. Here’s a list of the 10 ZIP codes that had the most new cases last week. Learn more
  • About 75% of recent COVID-19 cases in Oreogn are among people younger than 50, an increasing trend as the virus continues to spread. Learn more
  • Despite claims to the contrary, wearing a face mask will not lower your oxygen levels. Learn more
  • The Oregon Employment Department agreed to eventually get rid of the waiting week requirement. That was three months ago and it still hasn’t happened. Learn more
  • Many Portland restaurants have opened recently because the county entered Phase 1. But not everyone feels comfortable opening their restaurants despite the loss of revenue. Learn more
  • Washington businesses will be required to turn away customers who aren’t wearing a face mask starting July 7, Gov. Jay Inslee announced. Learn more
  • In Washington, Clark County’s hope to move into Phase 3 of reopening will have to wait. Gov. Jay Inslee put all reopenings statewide on hold for two weeks. Learn more
  • Oregon set a record for new coronavirus cases for the second day in a row Thursday. The Oregon Health Authority reported 375 new and presumed cases of COVID-19, and one new death. Learn more
  • Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Portland ad agency Wieden+Kennedy have joined together to launch an awareness campaign called “A Mask is Just a Mask” about the importance of wearing face masks to help reduce the spread of COVID-19. Watch the ad
  • Portland State University announced that students attending the university this fall will be able to attend classes remotely and in person. Learn more
  • Oregon had a record 281 new confirmed coronavirus cases yesterday, but officials predict that the increase may become much steeper during the next month, potentially reaching 900 new cases per day. Learn more
  • Since early March, senior care facilities have been shut off from outside visitors because of the COVID-19 pandemic. That isolation period has had dramatic effects on those separated from the outside world. Learn more
  • The Oregon Health Authority’s weekly report provided updates on active COVID-19 workplace outbreaks in the state. There are now 32 active outbreaks, four more than the week before. Learn more
  • A Lake Oswego day care center hit by a COVID-19 outbreak in June has at least 28 cases. The investigation into Lake Grove KinderCare began June 16. Learn more

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 cases (updated Wednesday afternoon)

INTERACTIVE: Oregon COVID-19 data by age group

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