Lane County has seen a total of 484 COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic. Public Health officials report a slight downtrend of new cases, with 49 confirmed over the last week. The majority of all cases- 81% -are in the Eugene/Springfield area. And that is where they’re seeing an increase in community transmission.
Lane County Public Health's Jason Davis said epidemiologists are contending with more and more individuals testing positive for COVID-19 in metro areas but not knowing how or where they became infected.
“And that is troublesome, because that is one of the indicators that we look at for our reopening,” Davis warned. “In terms of sporadic cases, it’s also an indicator on how we are able to manage these hotspots and keep them contained into known social groups.”
Davis said small gatherings, travel and household transmission account for the rest of the known cases, including 18 now reported in Florence.
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