Asante hopes Omicron cases continue to decline in Rogue Valley

SOUTHERN OREGON, —Hospitals are slowly getting some breathing room, from the Omicron variant. An Asante spokesperson, tells us it hopes that’s a telling sign, that case numbers will continue dropping.

Another indicator is that Asante is seeing fewer people, across its testing sites. A few weeks ago, the Medford and Grants Pass locations, we’re seeing around 600 people tested each day. Now, that number is down, to around 300 a day.

“That’s a good indicator that our numbers will continue to decrease as the prevalence of covid in the community seems to be going down,” said Asante spokesperson, Lauren Van Sickle.

Van Sickle says it’s a relief to see the numbers trending down.

However, she says it’s important to be mindful, the virus has not gone away in our community.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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