EUGENE, Ore. - Four of the 18 people in Lane County who have tested positive for COVID-19 have recovered, Lane County Public Health said Wednesday.
On average, the patients have spent 3 weeks fighting the disease before recovering, according to the county.
The county announced the first recovery on Tuesday.
In addition to that patient in their early 30s, two patients in their 50s and a patient in their 60s have recovered.
"We're very happy to announce that," Jason Davis with Lane County Public Health said.
The county has seen 18 positive test results so far.
Five Lane County residents remain hospitalized after testing positive. Eight are sick at home. One person has died.
Davis said recovery is defined as 72 hours having passed since the fever and cough went away without medication.
Symptoms reported by local people ill with the disease include a splitting headache, unexplained fatigue and a loss of taste and smell, in addition to a cough and fever, Davis said.