Health and Wellness

Monkeypox, Covid variant on the rise in Lane County

The Oregon Health Authority is fielding rising case counts on two fronts – monkeypox and COVID-19. 

Last week, the OHA reported nearly 1,500 new Covid cases across the state. The Omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5 have come on so strong in Oregon it may seem like everyone you know has COVID-19, health care experts say, especially following the Fourth of July holiday weekend. Cases expected to continue throughout the summer.

“So many people are getting COVID-19 right now because BA.4/5 is the dominant variant in Oregon, and . . .