Gov. Kate Brown on Tuesday announced new coronavirus risk levels for counties across the state, shifting three additional counties on the coast and in eastern Oregon to the highest concern level.
People who are obese face a high risk of complications from COVID-19 but experts hope that they'll be protected along with people who have diabetes or high blood pressure, for example.
More than 570 blood samples collected by the American Red Cross in Oregon between Dec. 13 to Dec. 16, had antibodies to SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus.
The emerging information about COVID-19 and a political environment that has sown misinformation and rendered science partisan have added to the difficulting of testing for the disease.
Testing centers are facing an overload of demand, and even if people get a negative test, that doesn't mean they won't carry the virus home to their families.
Health systems worked diligently this spring during the stay-home order creating surge plans to expand capacity, including adding surge beds for patients.
A new study illustrate the challenges of trying to slow the spread of the virus as cases continue to climb in the state.
Older adults have listened to public health authorities and taken steps to minimize the risk of being infected with COVID-19, a new study says.