Facts and frequently asked questions —
Lane County (as of Feb. 19 at noon)
Lane County Public Health notified of 45 additional positive COVID-19 cases since yesterday (Feb. 18). This makes a total of 10,015 cases. Lane County remains in the "Extreme" risk category under the state metrics of COVID-19 spread.
Of cases confirmed and presumptive:
Local Vaccine Roll-Out Information:
Lane County has received 15,419 doses as of Feb. 19. 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.
For data regarding Lane County testing, patient status, case ZIP codes and more is available at www.LaneCountyOR.gov/localdata
The State of Oregon has created a COVID-19 web page with resources at http://coronavirus.oregon.gov.
Community Call Center
Lane County has a call center to answer community questions regarding the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The call center, which can be reached by calling 541-682-1380, is part of the Joint Information Center (JIC) established March 9, 2020 by Lane County Health & Human Services to get the most accurate information out to community members. — Lane County Public Health
Douglas County as of Feb. 19 at noon:
There are 19 people with new positive test results and 1 new presumptive to report since the noon case update Feb. 19. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 2,302. Currently, there are 15 Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, 11 locally and 4 out-of-the-area.
Vaccine Distribution to Local Public Health
Local Public Health has received 6,500 more COVID-19 vaccines, and they have been distributed to approved local health care providers in Douglas County for immediate vaccination of ELIGIBLE Douglas County residents in accordance with the priority group guidelines and criteria set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA). Right now, we are still working through the identified priority populations in the first group (1a). (Click here for the most up-to-date list of eligible residents). We ask for your continued patience, as we work through the maze of changes, logistic issues and limited vaccine distribution.
COVID-19 cases by zip code as of Feb. 19:
Oregon Health Authority: (as of Feb. 19 at 10 a.m.)
There are 0 (zero) new COVID-19 related deaths in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 2,149, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 10 a.m. today (Feb. 19). OHA reported 492 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 152,190.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 176, which is 6 more than Feb. 18. There are 49 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which is three fewer than yesterday.
The new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Baker (2), Benton (25), Clackamas (27), Columbia (12), Coos (26), Curry (8), Deschutes (11), Douglas (21), Harney (3), Hood River (2), Jackson (52), Jefferson (5), Josephine (23), Klamath (10), Lake (3), Lane (38), Lincoln (1), Linn (8), Malheur (6), Marion (42), Morrow (5), Multnomah (61), Polk (15), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (12), Union (4), Wallowa (2), Wasco (1), Washington (54) and Yamhill (12).
Stay informed about COVID-19
To see more case and county level data, please visit the Oregon Health Authority website, which OHA updates once a day: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.
Links to county, state, national and global health organizations:
Community Call Center
Lane County has opened a call center to answer community questions regarding the Novel Coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. The call center, which can be reached by calling 541-682-1380, is part of the Joint Information Center (JIC) established March 9, 2020 by Lane County Health & Human Services to get the most accurate information out to community members. — From Lane County Public Health
Lane County Public Health information
— Seniors and At-Risk Populations
People over 60 and those with pre-existing cardio and respiratory conditions, as well as those who are immunocompromised are urged to avoid large gatherings.
Large gatherings are those voluntary activities that do not allow people the option to maintain a distance of 6 feet from others. Large gatherings may include church services, movies, concerts and performances or similar events. We urge residents who meet the criteria above to be cautious about attending any event that brings large groups of people together in a confined area.
We encourage everyone to make use of technology (FaceTime, video calls, and other tools) to stay in touch with senior community members. Isolation can be unhealthy, especially for elderly community members who live alone. Staying in touch can help people remain connected to their loved ones and their communities.
Common respiratory illnesses include: asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), chronic bronchitis, emphysema, lung cancer, cystic fibrosis, pneumonia, pleural effusion. Other factors that increase risk include: smoking, allergies and other respiratory illness.
— Large Events
On March 11, 2020, Oregon.gov posted that Governor Kate Brown announced the following measures to slow the spread of COVID-19:
Oregon Health Authority (OHA) information
— What is novel coronavirus?
Novel coronavirus is a virus strain that has only spread in people since December 2019. Health experts are concerned because little is known about the new virus. It has the potential to cause severe illness and pneumonia in some people and there is not a treatment.
How does novel coronavirus spread?
Health experts are still learning the details about how this new coronavirus spreads. Other coronaviruses spread from an infected person to others through:
— How severe is novel coronavirus?
Experts are still learning about the range of illness from novel coronavirus. Reported cases have ranged from mild illness (similar to a common cold) to severe pneumonia that requires hospitalization. So far, death have been reported mainly in older adults who had other health conditions.
— What are the symptoms?
People who have been diagnosed with novel coronavirus have reported symptoms that may appear in as few as 2 days or as long as 14 days after exposure to the virus:
— What should I do if I have symptoms?
Call your healthcare provider to identify the safest way to receive care. Let them know if you have traveled to an affected area within the last 14 days.
— Who is at risk for novel coronavirus?
Currently the risk to the general public is low. At this time, there are a small number of individual cases in the US. To minimize the risk of spread, health officials are working with healthcare providers to promptly identify and evaluate any suspected cases.
Travelers to and from certain areas of the world may be at increased risk. See wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel for the latest travel guidance from the CDC.
— How is novel coronavirus treated?
There are no medications specifically approved for coronavirus. Most people with mild coronavirus illness will recover on their own by drinking plenty of fluids, resting and taking pain and fever medications. However, some cases develop pneumonia and require medical care of hospitalization.
— How can I prevent from getting novel coronavirus?
If you are traveling overseas (to China but also other places) follow the CDC’s guidance: wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel.
Right now, the novel coronavirus has not been spreading widely in the United States, so there are no additional precautions recommended for the general public. Steps you can take to prevent spread of flu and the common cold will also help prevent coronavirus: