CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK

Oregon sees first death from COVID-19, legislator calls for cash infusion for Oregonians as economy staggers

Dr. Dean Sidelinger, Oregon's state health officer, speaks about new measures to contain COVID-19 at a news conference in Portland on March 12, 2020 (Jake Thomas/Salem Reporter)

A 70-year-old veteran died Saturday at a Portland hospital from COVID-19, the first known fatality in Oregon as the number of people testing positive for the disease continues to increase.

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