County remains in 'extreme risk' category as COVID numbers exceed 200


December 30, 2020

Linn County was set in the “extreme risk” category through Dec. 31, and it is likely to remain in that category through at least Jan. 14.

That’s because Linn County had approximately 553 cases between Dec. 12 and 26, or about 426 per 100,000.

Larger counties with more than 200 cases per capita over a two-week period are considered to have “widespread” covid infections and are considered “extreme risk,” according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Although Linn County’s numbers are somewhat improved from the previous two weeks, it remains well above the permitted infection leve...

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