Health and Wellness

Omicron continues to spread

New confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases soared to 18,538 in Oregon with 18 new deaths, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reported Monday – raising the state’s death toll to 5,779. The 18 new deaths and 18,538 new cases include data recorded by counties between Jan. 7-9.

Lane County hospital beds are becoming increasingly in short supply as the Omicron variant of the COVID-19 virus continues to spread at a high rate in our area. 

Covid cases reported through Jan. 5: Cottage Grove (97424 zip code), 1,806 . . .