Lane County sees record COVID-19 case count Friday

One more resident has died.

Posted: Oct 2, 2020 11:17 AM
Updated: Oct 2, 2020 12:08 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County Public Health reported 58 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the largest amount of cases reported in a single day for the county since the start of the pandemic.

This brings the county’s total for confirmed and presumptive cases to 1,386. Of those, 187 remain infectious. At this time, 10 people are in the hospital.

One more person has died as well. The death toll is now at 19.

The most recent death was a 73-year-old man from the Eugene-Springfield area who died Sept. 30. Officials said he was in the hospital when he died. Public health issued their condolences to his family.

Testing for wildfire evacuees will be held at the Lane Events Center parking lot, 796 W. 13th Ave., on the following dates and times:

  • Oct. 7 from 2 to 6 p.m.
  • Oct. 8 from noon to 4 p.m.
  • Oct. 9 from 2 to 6 p.m.

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