MN sees 1,434 new cases and 14 deaths, WI hits single-day case record

Saturday, Oct. 3

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Wisconsin’s Department of Health Services reported 19 new deaths on Saturday. That number brings the total of fatalities statewide to 1,372. The total number of fatalities is approximately 1% of those testing positive for the virus. 

Health officials reported 2,892 new cases Saturday, the highest single-day mark since the onset of the pandemic. The total number of confirmed cases statewide is at 130,798 since the pandemic started.

Wisconsin health officials say a total of 7,588 people have been hospitalized from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, about 5.8% of the total number of people who have been diagnosed with the virus. 

Of the confirmed cases in Wisconsin, 25% involve people between the ages of 20 to 29, 15% are between 30 and 39, 14% are between 50 and 59, and 13% are 40 to 49. An

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Coronavirus hits coastal districts, parents say Portland middle schoolers get short shrift: The week in education

It’s starting to look a lot like fall.

Yet the vast majority of Oregon’s classrooms remain empty as the coronavirus pandemic continues. And although some schools have welcomed younger students back into schools, many more are located in counties where case counts are too high to meet state metrics for reopening.

State and local education officials have emphasized the new school year will look much different than any other.

And they’ve been right: From the pandemic to continued protests against systemic justice and police brutality to historic wildfires that displaced hundreds across the state, fall 2020 is among the most news-laden, school-hampering seasons in history.

We’ve got all of that and more in this jumbo-sized education roundup. Here’s the biggest news from across the state this week:

Education stories from the Portland area:

Portland Public Schools is providing only 4 1/2 hours per week of synchronous instruction for its middle

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