COVID-19 cases sneak up on Jackson County – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News
COVID-19 cases sneak up on Jackson County – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

COVID-19 cases sneak up on Jackson County – Medford News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

The Oregon Health Authority reported 126 new COVID-19 cases in Jackson County in the past week, an increase from the previous week’s count of 86 cases.

The number of daily cases averaged 18 for the week, still relatively low for the pandemic.

The OHA reported two COVID-19-related deaths among Jackson County residents in the past week, down from seven the previous week.

Josephine County saw a drop in both cases and deaths last week. The OHA reported 35 new COVID-19 cases compared to 41 the week before in Josephine County, an average of five cases a day.

The OHA reported the COVID-19-related death for a resident of Josephine County last week, a drop from four deaths the week before.

Across the country, COVID-19 cases are rising, reaching 4,818 in the past week compared to 2,949 the week before, according to the OHA.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths was 35 last week, down from 147 deaths in Oregon the previous week.

The reporting window for the most recent week runs from Friday, April 15th through Thursday, April 21st.

On Monday, seven patients at Jackson and Josephine County hospitals had the virus. That number stood at nine Friday, according to data from the state hospitalization.

Across Oregon, 100 hospital patients had the virus on Monday. That number had grown to 133 on Friday.


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