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Two Oregon Counties See COVID-19 Case Jump, Loss Of Life Over Weekend

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Over the weekend, there were 81 new COVID-19 cases in Lane County. Meanwhile, neighboring Douglas County confirmed three new deaths from the disease.

As COVID-19 continues to actively spread in communities, public health officials urge everyone to remain vigilant in protecting themselves and others. As often as needs repeating, they say masking and social distancing- along with regular hand hygiene- remains best practice for preventing transmission.

At last check Monday, Oct. 26, there has been a total of 2,393 cases confirmed in Lane County, the majority occurring in and around the Eugene-Springfield area.

In more rural Douglas County, there’s been a 45% increase in cases over the last six weeks, including four COVID-19 related deaths during that period. Just over the weekend, three residents died from COVID-19. A 66 year old woman and  two men, aged 61 and 64 years. The total number of cases is Douglas Co. is now 351.

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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