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Three New Deaths Put COVID-19 Mortality at 26 In Lane County

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Lane County Public Health reports 102 new positive COVID-19 cases were identified over the weekend. This brings the total case count to 2,143-- with 215 currently considered infectious. 

The county also announced three more deaths associated with the virus.A 61-year-old man from the Eugene-Springfield area died Oct. 16 and two 89-year-old women -also from the Eugene-Springfield area- died Oct. 17. All three were hospitalized at the time of death.

COVID-19 has taken the lives of 26 Lane County residents, since the start of the pandemic.

Last week (10/16/2020,) Lane County was added to the Governor’s ‘Watch List’ due to broad, sporadic spread of COVID-19.

Credit NIH
The novel coronavirus has infected 2,143 Lane County residents as of October 19, 2020.

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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