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Oregon COVID-19 Cases Surge Over Weekend

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIH

The Oregon Health Authority reported 3,229 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, Monday. The case count includes new infections recorded since last Friday.  

In Lane County,  OHA announced 624 new cases of COVID-19, this includes numbers over the weekend, and a backlog of cases from last week when OHA’s database went offline.

According to Lane County Public Health, there are currently 58 people with COVID related illness being treated in county hospitals—24 are residents. 836 people are considered infectious, a new high for the area.

Among the new cases statewide, there are 55 in Benton County, 46 in Coos County, 240 in Deschutes, 278 in Douglas, 17 in Lincoln, and 152 in Linn County.

There are 14 new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Two of the deaths announced Monday are in Lane County: a 59-year-old woman and an 83-year old man. And one in Douglas County: a 69 year-old woman.

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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.
Melorie Begay is a multimedia journalist for KLCC News. She was the Inaugural KLCC Public Radio Foundation Journalism Fellow. She has a bachelors in Multimedia Journalism from the University of New Mexico. She previously interned at KUNM public radio in Albuquerque, NM and served as a fellow for the online news publication New Mexico In Depth.
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