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Three new cases associated with long-term care facilities

Lane County sees the highest number of infectious individuals since the pandemic began.

Posted: Sep 21, 2020 1:11 PM
Updated: Sep 21, 2020 4:11 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – Lane County Public Health has been notified of 72 additional positive COVID-19 cases, and three new cases are associated with long-term care facilities in Eugene.

Lane County also has the highest number of infectious individuals since the pandemic began, with 125 total, an increase of 31.

The county’s investigations indicate that the majority of the new cases are in people younger than 30, with most being in their early 20s. Social gatherings where health guidelines are not being practiced appear to be the main setting for transmission of the virus.

The county was also notified of three new cases associated with long-term care facilities in Eugene. Each of the cases is a staff member.

One is at Hillside Heights Rehab Center at 1201 McLean Blvd., one is at Churchill Estates Assisted Living Facility at 1919 Bailey Hill Road, and one is a Valley West Health Care Center at 2300 Warren St.

All three facilities completed recent testing events and will be testing weekly and complying with all Oregon Health Authority Long Term Care Guidelines and Lane County Public Health guidance.

Lane County has a total of 1,009 positive cases, including confirmed and presumptive cases. To see data related to COVID-19 in Lane County, visit the county's website.

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