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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Gov. Brown: 'Most' restrictions will lift once 70 percent of Oregonians 16 and older receive first vaccine dose

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Governor decides against shutting down Lakeview prison, Representative says

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Coast Guard helicopter crew rescues fallen hiker near Port Orford

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Oregon approved for more than $550 million in food assistance for families

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University of Oregon will require COVID-19 vaccinations on campus in the fall

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Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 191774

Reported Deaths: 2533
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah38030585
Washington25362229
Marion21859306
Clackamas17262209
Lane12861146
Jackson10739135
Deschutes875974
Umatilla814084
Linn485267
Yamhill442875
Klamath433061
Polk371352
Malheur350461
Josephine331669
Douglas323170
Benton306019
Jefferson217434
Coos205033
Columbia172726
Union144423
Lincoln137120
Wasco137128
Hood River118330
Morrow110115
Crook107620
Clatsop9768
Baker94714
Curry6459
Tillamook6423
Grant5065
Lake4447
Harney3418
Wallowa1825
Gilliam621
Sherman581
Wheeler281
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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3760303

Reported Deaths: 62334
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles123582824026
Riverside2991734588
San Bernardino2966554707
San Diego2781823725
Orange2708005008
Santa Clara1189322086
Kern1090521373
Sacramento1044911676
Fresno1017291682
Alameda876371546
Ventura809051011
San Joaquin731741391
Contra Costa68638806
Stanislaus620081056
Tulare49579839
Monterey43595382
San Mateo41903568
San Francisco36669543
Santa Barbara34323456
Solano32864250
Merced31821459
Sonoma30002318
Imperial28388722
Kings22977246
Placer22610291
San Luis Obispo21293260
Madera16444242
Santa Cruz16238206
Marin14040228
Yolo13897209
Shasta12110226
Butte11985199
El Dorado10141113
Napa985781
Sutter9421111
Yuba625346
San Benito605663
Lassen570124
Tehama556362
Nevada473675
Tuolumne412966
Mendocino407249
Humboldt398040
Amador365547
Lake347143
Glenn238225
Colusa223216
Siskiyou220523
Calaveras212553
Inyo142838
Del Norte13808
Mono12804
Plumas7106
Modoc4984
Mariposa4477
Trinity4005
Sierra1120
Alpine880
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