Omicron cases grow in county
January 26, 2022
The omicron variant of the COVID virus continues to rack up infection numbers in Oregon and locally, health officials and state agencies report.
“I would say, at this point, that we’re still having cases increase,” said Todd Noble, Linn County health administrator.
“We do know that the surge will start to go down here in pretty short order, just as it has across the country.”
The Oregon Health Authority reported 19,400 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Monday, Jan. 24, bringing the state’s total number of reported cases to 590,270.