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Lane County Sees More Local Testing For COVID-19


As of Monday, there are 48 positive cases of COVID-19 in Lane County. Nineteen people have recovered from the virus. One person is hospitalized. Twenty-seven are recovering at home and there has been one COVID-19 related death in Lane County.

At a press briefing Monday, Lane County Public Health Officer Doctor Patrick Leudtke said local testing is increasing.

“So we’re getting local testing capacity which, of course, a few weeks ago we had none. So it’s very nice to see that.”

Leudtke says both Peacehealth and Mckenzie Willamette hospitals are now doing COVID-19 testing on-site. He’s hopeful there will be a ramp up in the next few days.

Rachael McDonald is KLCC’s host for All Things Considered on weekday afternoons. She also is the editor of the KLCC Extra, the daily digital newspaper. Rachael has a BA in English from the University of Oregon. She started out in public radio as a newsroom volunteer at KLCC in 2000.
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