State officials have cracked down on a Southeast Portland nursing home following 14 deaths from COVID-19 and inspections that revealed a slew of violations stemming from sloppy practices and understaffing, allowing the virus to spread in the facility.
Oregon has received a donation of an experimental drug that may aid the fight against COVID-19.
The veterinary diagnostic lab at Oregon State University reached out to the Oregon Health Authority for help. The sophisticated lab wanted to use its state-of-the-art facility to boost testing for COVID-19, something that officials acknowledge is needed.
The number of health care workers who have tested positive for the coronavirus is likely far higher than the reported tally of 9,200, and U.S. officials say they have no comprehensive way to count those who lose their lives trying to save others.
Stephen Garcia’s family is frantic. The auto body worker, just 32 years old, has been on a ventilator in a Los Angeles-area hospital for nearly two weeks, gravely ill with COVID-19, unresponsive — and unaware of the battle they’re waging on his behalf.
Oregon’s Jackson County has tested more people per capita for coronavirus than every state except New York, Washington and Louisiana -- three viral hotspots with thousands of patients, according to an analysis of state and national data by The Oregonian/OregonLive.
For a month, residents at the Oaks of Sherwood Park in Keizer have been confined to their rooms, as a growing number of patients have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
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Specialists at Oregon State University’s veterinary laboratory wanted to put their state-of-the-art equipment to work testing for the coronavirus. Oregon needs more tests. But neither the Oregon Health Authority nor Gov. Kate Brown's office lent any support. A private company did.
Last month, facing the prospect of overwhelmed hospitals and unchecked spread of the novel coronavirus, seven Bay Area county and city health departments joined forces to become the first region in the nation to pass sweeping regulations ordering millions of people indoors and shuttering the loca