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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Multiple wildfires ignited following lightning strikes in Jackson County

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FEMA returns to Jackson County for in-person wildfire assistance

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Oregon nears 200,000 total Covid-19 cases

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7th street traffic diverted for man on railroad scaffolding in Grants Pass

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Stimulus checks and pandemic aid make it even more important to file a 2020 tax return

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Verdict reached in manslaughter trial for Kevin Mayo's 2017 death

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Colonial Pipeline returns to 'normal operations' after restart

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FBI and DHS report finds deaths at hands of racially motivated violent extremists on the rise in US

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Temperature checks are gone from some theme parks and elsewhere. Health experts say that's just fine

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Jackson County Expo clinic now vaccinating those 12 to 15 years old

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Fire Season begins Saturday in Klamath and Lake counties

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Ransomware group's extortion website offline after cyberattack leads to shutdown of major fuel pipeline

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 195179

Reported Deaths: 2585
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah38618593
Washington25757233
Marion22140307
Clackamas17633214
Lane13089149
Jackson10938139
Deschutes912274
Umatilla823684
Linn498168
Klamath448664
Yamhill448376
Polk377953
Malheur352763
Josephine336471
Douglas329171
Benton311720
Jefferson221537
Coos207735
Columbia175729
Union145123
Lincoln138521
Wasco138128
Hood River119631
Crook113122
Morrow111116
Clatsop9948
Baker95914
Tillamook6523
Curry64610
Grant5226
Lake4557
Harney3488
Wallowa1855
Gilliam631
Sherman581
Wheeler321
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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3768087

Reported Deaths: 62656
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles123727324101
Riverside2997934594
San Bernardino2971654721
San Diego2789903737
Orange2711945030
Santa Clara1190062096
Kern1092721376
Sacramento1049581691
Fresno1019171688
Alameda880271667
Ventura810331016
San Joaquin733101394
Contra Costa68942806
Stanislaus622491061
Tulare49830840
Monterey43662383
San Mateo42041570
San Francisco36771545
Santa Barbara34378456
Solano32974252
Merced31919461
Sonoma30057321
Imperial28485728
Kings23013246
Placer22679292
San Luis Obispo21331260
Madera16474242
Santa Cruz16264207
Marin14072227
Yolo13922210
Shasta12175226
Butte12076192
El Dorado10193113
Napa988382
Sutter9441113
Yuba628547
San Benito606863
Lassen570624
Tehama559063
Nevada475175
Tuolumne413967
Mendocino410849
Humboldt407242
Amador366547
Lake348343
Glenn239825
Siskiyou225525
Colusa223616
Calaveras213654
Inyo142838
Del Norte13988
Mono12844
Plumas7186
Modoc5014
Mariposa4507
Trinity4025
Sierra1120
Alpine880
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