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Eyes On The Line Graph - Recovered Cases Outnumber Active Ones In Lane County

Lane County Public Health livestream

The number of positive COVID-19 cases in Lane County remains at 50 as of today. Nearly 3,200 tests from across the county have been sent to local labs, with 28 individuals recovered.

That was the update from today’s  briefing. At one point, Lane County Public Health spokesperson Jason Davis explained a graph:

“The green line right here is our total recovered cases, and this pink line right here is our active cases," said Davis, holding the sheet.  "That pink line has now dropped below our green line, so we now have more recovered cases than active cases. And we look forward to the total active cases going down to ‘zero’ soon.”

Credit Jason Davis, PIO / Lane County Public Health
Lane County Public Health
In this chart from Lane County Public Health dated April 28, 2020, the number of "recovered" COVID-19 cases now exceeds "active" ones.

Davis says so far, two people have died from COVID-19 in the county. And no one is currently hospitalized.

Davis added that the supply of personal protective equipment remains sufficient, with nearly 22,000 masks and 1500 gowns.

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Brian Bull is an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Oregon, and remains a contributor to the KLCC news department. He began working with KLCC in June 2016.   In his 27+ years as a public media journalist, he's worked at NPR, Twin Cities Public Television, South Dakota Public Broadcasting, Wisconsin Public Radio, and ideastream in Cleveland. His reporting has netted dozens of accolades, including four national Edward R. Murrow Awards (22 regional),  the Ohio Associated Press' Best Reporter Award, Best Radio Reporter from  the Native American Journalists Association, and the PRNDI/NEFE Award for Excellence in Consumer Finance Reporting.
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