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COVID-19 & Vaccine Watch

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With the COVID-19 Delta variant now the predominate strain in Oregon, new cases and hospitalizations are hitting highs never before seen in the state.

Particularly in Jackson and Josephine counties, hospital and public health leaders warn that the healthcare system is already stretched to maximum capacity, without the staffing or facilities to handle the surge.

As of August 13, an indoor mask mandate is back in effect throughout the state of Oregon in an attempt to reduce the spread.

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

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School Watch: Medford School District approaches October 18th Covid vaccine deadline

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SchoolWatch: Klamath County School District again lobbies Gov. Brown for local control of COVID-19 decisions

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SchoolWatch: Oregon school employee placed on leave after district says they showed up in blackface

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12,000 migrants have been waiting in makeshift camps under the Del Rio bridge in Texas

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FireWatch: Antelope Fire burns 145,632 acres, 88% contained

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Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 313161

Reported Deaths: 3594
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah51245642
Washington34995276
Marion32577393
Clackamas26570271
Lane23989246
Jackson20977257
Deschutes16623102
Umatilla12602125
Douglas10712188
Linn1046886
Josephine8659165
Yamhill744999
Klamath643491
Polk623570
Malheur479467
Benton461927
Coos412069
Columbia324237
Jefferson313746
Lincoln276330
Union272737
Wasco239039
Crook212338
Clatsop211725
Tillamook181523
Baker174421
Morrow167921
Curry166817
Hood River163035
Harney78916
Grant7558
Lake6768
Wallowa50811
Gilliam1374
Sherman1283
Wheeler651
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4644566

Reported Deaths: 68019
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles144512125852
Riverside3579884804
San Diego3495814009
San Bernardino3472035506
Orange3146225354
Sacramento1503072089
Santa Clara1405641841
Fresno1358611888
Kern1358421515
Alameda1162141329
Ventura976901120
San Joaquin973871615
Contra Costa95727924
Stanislaus806991234
Tulare72969896
San Mateo52239607
San Francisco51907605
Monterey49465565
Solano44151312
Santa Barbara43112500
Sonoma39441378
Merced39370535
Placer36487364
Imperial34261755
Kings30124284
San Luis Obispo28300313
Madera21707258
Butte21307230
Shasta20683276
Santa Cruz20151211
Yolo19143239
Marin17106242
El Dorado16004127
Sutter13094153
Napa1226895
Yuba926061
Nevada847685
Humboldt829587
Tehama823784
San Benito709067
Mendocino685575
Lassen637627
Tuolumne615393
Lake603687
Amador492259
Glenn398030
Siskiyou389541
Calaveras342266
Del Norte336034
Colusa290918
Inyo166539
Mono14935
Plumas12406
Mariposa99712
Trinity72010
Modoc6278
Sierra1980
Unassigned1650
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