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"Keep Doing What You're Doing:" Lane County Sees Steady Reduction In New COVID-19 Cases

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Lane County Public Health officials praised communities Tuesday for what they call a downturn in COVID-19 case numbers.

 

Over the last two weeks, the number of new cases has been decreasing. Spokesperson Jason Davis said this will hopefully have an effect on moving the county from the “extreme” to “high” risk level.

“Our message to our community is ‘keep doing’ what you are doing. It’s working. Thank you,’” he said.

Davis urged residents to keep masking, distancing and limiting social gatherings. 

 

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Pre-drawn COVID-19 vaccines ready to administer during a mass vax clinic in Eugene.

On the vaccination front: 26,332 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered in Lane County with 6,414 people being fully vaccinated.

Davis said 3,600 doses were allocated to the county this week and all will be used to inoculate educators in Phase 1B. 

However, some hospitals have offered extra doses so the county can do another mass vax clinic for people in 1A. This weekend’s event is invitation-only. For more Lane County Vaccine Information, click here.

 

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Lane County Public Health spokesperson Jason Davis (and ASL interpreter) explain the COVID-19 vaccination plans for the week.

  

 

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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