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Oregon State University has launched a groundbreaking project in Corvallis and other communities to determine the prevalence of the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19.

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OPB -

Close to 17% of Hermiston residents could have COVID-19

Umatilla County is in the middle of one of the worst outbreaks of COVID-19 in Oregon. Since the beginning of July, the county has registered more than 17 cases per 1,000 people. But data released Friday by Oregon State University suggest the rate of coronavirus infection could actually be significantly higher in places.

Hermiston Herald -

OSU study estimates 17% of Hermiston residents were positive for COVID-19 on July 25-26

Oregon State University researchers believe 17% of Hermiston residents were positive for COVID-19 during the university's door-to-door testing period on July 25-26.

KGW8 -

Over 300 people have COVID-19 in Newport, OSU study finds

The Oregon Health Authority called the results "very concerning" and is urging residents to take action to stop the spread of the virus.

KATU2 -

3.4% of Newport residents infected with coronavirus, OSU study finds

Oregon State University’s door-to-door testing project found that about 3.4% of people in Newport had the coronavirus on June 20 and 21, initial reports suggest.

KVTZ News -

OSU to use power of big data to help fight against COVID-19

OSU will help the National Institute of Health to harness the power of big data in the fight against COVID-19. The project will help create a centralized, secure digital enclave for collecting medical record data from COVID-19 patients throughout the United States.

Tillamook Headlight Herald -

Oregon State University expands coronavirus prevalence study to Newport

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University (OSU) project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, is expanding to include two days of sampling in Newport on June 20-21. The addition of Newport to the study follows the positive tests of more than 120 workers at Pacific Seafood, which operates five processing facilities in the city.

The Corvallis Advocate -

OSU Expands COVID-19 Prevalence Study to Newport

The TRACE-COVID-19 project will collaborate with the Hatfield Marine Science Center to test members of the Newport community on June 20-21. The addition of Newport to the study follows positive tests of more than 120 workers at Pacific Seafood.

Bend Source -

Zero COVID-Positive Cases Found In OSU Study

Last month, a group of field teams working with OSU's TRACE-COVID-19 project fanned out across Bend to test households for COVID-19. They tested 615 people in Bend, and no one tested positive. This adds up to an estimated 100 cases within Bend’s population of 100,421.

KTVZ News -

OSU’s COVID-19 tracing project expands to Newport, site of recent outbreak

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking OSU project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, is expanding to include two days of sampling in Newport on June 20-21. University researchers will collaborate with Lincoln County Health & Human Services.

Synergies -

Right time, right place, right researcher

Jeff Bethel has found his moment. For him, and others in public health, the COVID-19 pandemic has put a spotlight on the work they do every day, work that happens behind the scenes and isn’t visible until disease or disaster strikes.

The Bulletin -

Bend has a low prevalence of COVID, researchers conclude

Bend has a low prevalence of COVID-19, according to OSU researchers who randomly tested about 600 residents in late May. Based upon the sampling,1 person for every 1,000 has the virus.

Bend Bulletin -

Results showing prevalence of COVID-19 in Bend coming next week

In a week, researchers will know the prevalence of COVID-19 in Bend, after teams scoured 30 neighborhoods seeking a random sample of people to test for the virus.

Central Oregon Daily News -

OSU expands coronavirus prevalence study to Bend

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, is expanding to include two days of sampling in Bend.

Synergies -

Traditional health workers join OSU public health project

When Caitlin Maudlin and Analuz Torres-Giron heard about Oregon State University’s new research project measuring the prevalence of COVID-19 in Corvallis, they were ready to jump in with both feet.

Oregon Live -

Oregon State researchers found no coronavirus infections among 649 Corvallis residents tested

OSU researchers did not identify anyone infected with coronavirus among the 649 Corvallis residents tested the weekend of May 9. Epidemiologist Ben Dalziel is quoted on the promising results of the study.

OPB -

OSU researchers search Bend’s wastewater for COVID-19

Researchers at OSU plan to look into Bend's sewer system for genetic evidence of COVID-19. Bend public works staff will collect sewage samples the weekend of May 30-31, the same weekend as TRACE-COVID-19 field workers gather door-to-door nasal swab samples in Bend.

The Corvallis Advocate -

Sewer Surveillance: OSU COVID-19 Detection Research Will Go to Congressional Committee

Researchers at Oregon State University will look in Bend’s sewer system for genetic evidence of the virus that causes COVID-19 in an effort to help determine the virus’ prevalence in the city.

KATU2 -

OSU coronavirus prevalence study expanding to Bend

An Oregon State University study to determine the prevalence of coronavirus is expanding to include Bend on May 30 and 31.

The Bulletin -

Scientists to test random sampling of residents for COVID-19 following worst week of positive test results

Teams of researchers will be combing 30 Bend neighborhoods next weekend asking residents to be tested and nasal swabbed for COVID-19.

KTVZ -

OSU expands COVID-19 prevalence study to Bend; also will analyze wastewater

TRACE-COVID-19, the groundbreaking Oregon State University project to determine community prevalence of the novel coronavirus, is expanding to include two days of sampling in Bend.