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Lane County sees 48 new COVID-19 cases

Lane County Public Health reported 48 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as the county’s spike continues.

Posted: Sep 23, 2020 11:52 AM
Updated: Sep 23, 2020 12:49 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County Public Health reported 48 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday as the county’s spike continues.

This brings the county total of confirmed and presumptive cases to 1,071.

RELATED: UO SEES MORE THAN 20 CASES IN TWO DAYS

A total of 143 people remain infectious, and eight people are in the hospital.

One more resident has died, bringing the death toll to 16. The most recent death was a 75-year-old man from the Eugene-Springfield area. Officials said he was hospitalized before his death but was not in the hospital when he died.

The county issued their condolences to his friends and family.

A total of 21 University of Oregon students have been found to be positive for COVID-19 between Monday and Tuesday. For UO data, click here.

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