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Jackson County sees first day with no COVID cases since June 27

Five more Oregonians died from COVID-19, bringing the state’s death toll to 220, and 218 new cases were reported Tuesday, according to the Oregon Health Authority. The state has now recorded 10,605 cases of the disease.

Jackson County Public Health reported no new cases Tuesday, staying put at 152 cases.

It had been 10 days since Jackson County had a day without any new cases, according to Tanya Phillips, health promotion program manager for Jackson County Public Health. Since June 27, the county added 55 cases, Phillips said.

Sixty-five local people are considered infectious, or “currently shedding the virus that might infect other people,” according to the public health website.

A person is considered recovered after being in isolation for at least 10 days after their first symptom onset or first positive test, and they must be fever-free without the use of fever-reducing medications for 72 hours.

No deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in Jackson County.