Federal rules around who can be told about the variant cases are so confusing that public health officials may merely know the county where a case has emerged.
With a population topping 4 million, the state would need to have just under 3 million people immune to the coronavirus to stop the virus from spreading.
Since 2016, Oregon women have had the option to end their early pregnancies at home with an abortion through TelAbortion, a telemedicine program that allows women to bypass in-person visits.
As with everything covid right now — testing, vaccinations and hospital capacity — ramping up contact tracing has become a race against time as new, more contagious variants of the virus threaten to accelerate transmission of the disease
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Oregon Health & Science University told The Lund Report it has identified a case of the variant that first emerged in Britain, following earlier announcements by the state of three cases.
Fewer than 100 infections from the strain have been identified in the United States yet federal officials worry it could be the dominant form of the virus by March.
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.