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News Release
Lane County Public Health January 8th COVID-19 Case Update - 01/08/21

Lane County Public Health (LCPH) was notified of at least 65 additional positive cases of COVID-19 and one death. This makes a total of  ?seven thousand five hundred and twenty one cases. 

*Current Vaccination Numbers are Now Included In Our daily Updates*


7,521 (+65) total cases-  Note that this includes confirmed and presumptive.


Of our cases (confirmed and presumptive): 

Hospitalized: 40 (+3)

·ICU: 7 (of the 40)

Deaths: 96 (+1)

Infectious: 352 (+31)

People Under Monitoring: 502

Current Vaccination 1st Dose Administration: 5,574 (+215)

Testing: OHA is now excluding negative labs from Opera in an effort to improve performance. This includes historic negative labs. 

Local Vaccine Roll-Out Information:

Lane County has received 1,200 doses to date. In accordance with OHA sequencing guidance, these doses are being distributed to health care providers, congregate care setting staff, and first responders in group 1A. Additionally, OHA is distributing doses directly to medical providers who have enrolled to receive doses, EMS, and our hospital groups. 

Data regarding Lane County testing, patient status, case ZIP codes and more is available at

The State of Oregon has created a COVID-19 web page with resources at

High Risk Individuals who had contact with these community members will be contacted by Lane County Public Health so they can work with their health care providers on next steps. Communicable disease investigations are underway. If a public contact exposure point is identified, that information will be shared with the public.


* Presumptive cases are people without a positive PCR test who have COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. Though not confirmed by a positive diagnostic test, presumptive cases have a high likelihood of having COVID-19 because of the specific nature of the symptoms and known exposure.

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