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Oregon reports 14 more deaths from COVID-19

Fourteen more Oregonians have died from COVID-19, pushing the state death toll to 303, and 342 more cases of the illness were reported Tuesday, including 10 in Jackson County.

“As we surpass 300 deaths related to COVID-19, including the 14 deaths reported today, I wish to extend sincere condolences on behalf of everyone at OHA to the families who have lost a loved one to this disease,” said Patrick Allen, Oregon Health Authority director, in a press release.

“It is a stark reminder of the work all Oregonians need to do to bring this pandemic under control. Together we can slow this disease and prevent this terrible loss of life.”

Oregon has now seen 17,416 cases of the illness, according to the OHA website.

The new cases in Jackson County pushed the local total to 312, including 130 people who are still considered infectious. Twenty-eight local residents have been hospitalized due to the disease, but no deaths have been reported in the county.