Drop in COVID-19 cases puts Lane County on track to improve from Extreme to High risk

  • Source: KVAL-TV CBS 13 Eugene
  • Published: 02/18/2021 12:00 AM

Lane County could move from Extreme down to High risk if recent COVID-19 trends continue. Under High risk, Oregon allows limited indoor dining and recreation. The Oregon Health Authority published "warning week" metrics on Tuesday. Lane County reported 737 new cases - or 194.5 per 100,000 residents - in the week ending February 13. The test positivity rate fell to 2.7% Those metrics qualify the county as High risk instead of Extreme. "We have remained in the Extreme risk category since the freeze," Jason Davis with Lane County Public Health said. "We have indeed been trending down at a relatively consistent rate. So long as we can maintain that trend in a few key demographics, we will be bumped down." The numbers compiled for next Tuesday's report will determine whether or not Lane County remains in the most restrictive Extreme risk category - or improves to High risk or better beginning February 26.


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