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Governor tightens COVID rules, case numbers for Sweet Home now available


July 29, 2020

The Oregon Health Authority is now publishing COVID-19 case numbers by zip code, meaning it is now possible to differentiate case counts within Linn County.

Linn County has 31 new cases since last week, with a total of 232 cases since the beginning of the pandemic. The state of Oregon has had 17,088 cases so far, with 289 deaths.

There have been a total of 13 cases in Sweet Home’s zip code since the count began in late March, with one new case reported since July 15.

The new, more detailed, data shows that Sweet Home’s per capita case rate is at 8.8, compared to 18 per 10,000 in Alban...

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