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Three more COVID-19 cases in Jackson County on Sunday

Jackson County Health & Human Services reported three new confirmed cases of COVID-19 today to bring the county’s total up to 60, nine of which were reported in the past seven days.

With the recent spike there are now 14 active cases of the novel coronavirus in Jackson County and 46 recovered cases. There has yet to be a COVID-19-related death in Jackson County.

There were 13 days between Jackson County’s 49th case reported April 24 and 50th case reported May 6, but the caseload increased sharply shortly after Oregon began its phased reopening May 15. Jackson County’s 51st case was reported Monday, the 52nd case was reported Tuesday, the number was 55 Friday and 57 Saturday.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 43 new confirmed cases, three new presumptive cases and one more death statewide Sunday. Oregon now has 148 COVID-19 deaths and 3,927 cases. The state’s latest death was a 93-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on April 23 and died in her home on May 10. She had underlying medical conditions.

Jackson County Health & Human Services is encouraging anybody who has developed even mild symptoms of COVID-19 — cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell — to contact their medical provider, who can make a referral for a coronavirus test. Those experiencing symptoms can also contact one of the medical clinics or healthcare systems that provide testing.

Testing and treatment for COVID-19 are available to all people, regardless of documentation status, according to Jackson County Health & Human Services.

To align with the Oregon Health Authority, Jackson County Public Health starting Monday will begin reporting the number of cases using a cutoff time of 12:01 a.m. instead of the current cutoff time of 9 a.m.

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