EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County is seeing a spike in new cases, with a dozen being announced on Friday.
Ten of the new cases are confirmed with a positive test and two are presumptive.
This brings the county total to 118 confirmed cases and six presumptive cases.
One person is hospitalized.
The new cases include five people in their 20s in the Eugene-Springfield area who are recovering in isolation. There is a known epidemoiological link, and they were identified through disease investigations. Four of those were part of the college age cluster announced earlier in the week.
The rest of the cases include:
- Individual in their 70s in Eugene-Springfield area recovering in isolation
- Individual in their 30s in Eugene-Springfield area recovering in isolation
- Individual in their 40s in Eugene-Springfield area recovering in isolation; known epidemiological link
- Individual in their 50s in Eugene-Springfield area recovering in isolation; known epidemiological link to another county
- Individual in their 50s from rural Lane County recovering in isolation.
People who had contact with these new cases will be contacted by Lane County Public Health. Disease investigations are ongoing. Officials said no cases have been tied to large gatherings such as protests or rallies. Most transmission is attributed to house parties associated with end of school year celebrations, they said.
On Thursday, county officials reported that five new cases had resulted from a house party in the Eugene-Springfield area.
More than 20,500 tests have been conducted for county residents.
The county has seen three coronavirus-related deaths since the start of the pandemic.
So far, 82 people have recovered.
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