COVID-19 cases flat in Rogue Valley – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

New COVID-19 cases remain flat in Jackson and Josephine counties, but the number of patients with the virus at Rogue Valley hospitals has risen in recent weeks.

Oregon Health Authority reported 197 new COVID-19 cases in Jackson County last week, for a daily average of 28.1 cases.

OHA reported 104 new COVID-19 cases in Josephine County in the past week, for a daily average of 14.9 cases.

No Jackson or Josephine County residents have died from COVID-19-related causes in the past week, OHA said.

The number of patients hospitalized with the virus in the two provinces fell from Sept. 18 to 22, but rose to 41 as of Wednesday, according to the state’s most recent hospitalization data.

Only two intensive care beds were open Wednesday of the 52 ICU beds in the Rogue Valley.

Statewide, hospitals in Oregon were caring for 268 patients with the virus as of Wednesday.

New COVID-19 cases held steady statewide at 4,296 over the past week, for an average of 613.7 daily cases, OHA reported.

Statewide, five people have died from COVID-19-related causes in the past week, OHA said.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or [email protected] Follow her on Twitter @VickieAldous.


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