COVID-19 & Vaccine Watch: One year into the pandemic

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March 11 marked one year since the World Health Organization declared that the novel coronavirus constituted a pandemic, reflecting the disease's global spread.

A few days earlier, southern Oregon saw its first cases of the new virus. On March 23, Governor Kate Brown issued a stay-at-home order — the first in a series of countermeasures that shut down many businesses and shuttered schools.

One year into the pandemic, distribution of COVID-19 vaccines is well underway, though the national supply chain continues to struggle in meeting demand. Oregon and California are still very much feeling the far-reaching impacts of living with coronavirus.

Stay with NewsWatch 12 for updates as we track new developments in Oregon, California, and beyond.

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Jackson County reports 'alarming' rise in COVID-19 cases though vaccines increasingly available

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Sen. Merkley introduces bills to decrease medication prices and improve infrastructure

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Wolves continue their steady rebound in Oregon, report finds

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Oregon Tech petitions state to declare impending faculty strike unlawful

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Grants Pass band awarded for 'heart' demonstrated after Almeda Fire

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Jackson County gets vaccination support from FEMA

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Ponina Fire fully lined with evacuations reduced to Level 1

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Fire crews work overnight to contain wildfire north of Tiller

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Expect delays at south Medford I-5 interchange later this month, ODOT says

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Klamath Falls identifies three candidates for next police chief

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Biden aims to cement US credibility on climate and galvanize world leaders at virtual summit

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FEMA returns to Jackson County for in-person wildfire assistance

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Crews responding to wildfire north of Tiller

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Justice Department to investigate Minneapolis policing practices after George Floyd's death

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Fire crews keep Ponina Fire near Beatty from growing

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Oregon House halts sessions again after COVID-19 case

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Rogue Valley adds jobs in March amid gradual pandemic recovery

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Appointments still available for vaccine clinics at Sky Lakes

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Jury reaches verdict at trial over George Floyd's death

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Southern Oregon makes progress with fire debris clean-up and housing efforts

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 176157

Reported Deaths: 2461
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah35145568
Washington23569229
Marion20282299
Clackamas15499204
Lane11722144
Jackson9984127
Umatilla798483
Deschutes721472
Linn418763
Yamhill412575
Klamath353759
Polk346452
Malheur343058
Josephine307862
Douglas305765
Benton275418
Jefferson207432
Coos198431
Columbia155426
Union141824
Lincoln130520
Wasco130228
Hood River113029
Morrow108115
Clatsop9008
Crook89119
Baker86114
Curry5999
Tillamook5833
Grant4204
Lake4147
Harney3136
Wallowa1575
Gilliam571
Sherman571
Wheeler261
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3723446

Reported Deaths: 61122
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles122964123668
Riverside2976204547
San Bernardino2949734561
San Diego2753683674
Orange2691764900
Santa Clara1173172017
Kern1080131331
Sacramento1016651647
Fresno1007021646
Alameda855831477
Ventura803321002
San Joaquin717351334
Contra Costa67157782
Stanislaus605831032
Tulare49443831
Monterey43301364
San Mateo41226560
San Francisco36094529
Santa Barbara33926446
Solano32047239
Merced31289453
Sonoma29720311
Imperial27995719
Kings22781245
Placer21908283
San Luis Obispo20991257
Madera16289240
Santa Cruz15666204
Marin13868226
Yolo13572200
Shasta11747219
Butte11601196
El Dorado9797109
Napa971579
Sutter9299109
Yuba612744
San Benito598963
Lassen567924
Tehama544556
Nevada448975
Tuolumne408664
Mendocino399347
Humboldt363138
Amador362946
Lake341643
Glenn235825
Colusa220416
Calaveras206252
Siskiyou196521
Inyo141838
Del Norte12907
Mono12744
Plumas6936
Modoc4904
Mariposa4287
Trinity3985
Sierra1100
Alpine880
Unassigned440
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