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Attributing safety measures, Lane County reports slow but steady decline in new COVID cases

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Tiffany Eckert
Health measures like masking are attributed to the slow but steady decline in new coronavirus cases in Lane County.

Public health officials said conditions continue to improve in Lane County, with a slow and steady downward trend of COVID-19 cases.

The county is still seeing daily new cases in the double digits but there hasn’t been a triple digit day for some time.

Steve Adams, COVID-19 Incident Commander for Lane County, said, “we are seeing fewer cases, fewer outbreaks. And, you know, many of the health measures that folk in the community have implemented are certainly paying rewards now.”

Adams said, based on the seven day average thresholds set by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Lane County has moved from “high” level to the “substantial” level of community spread of the disease.

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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