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Jackson County at 370 COVID-19 cases

One day after Jackson County Public Health officials recorded its most new COVID-19 cases in a single day, the record's already broken.

Jackson County recorded 18 new presumptive and confirmed coronavirus cases Saturday breaking Friday’s 17-case record by one.

The 18 new cases bring Jackson County to 370 presumptive and confirmed cases — an increase of 94 compared to the 276 cases one week ago Saturday — according to Jackson County Health and Human Services data and earlier news reports.

Of those 370 cases, 118 are considered “active infectious,” meaning the individuals are shedding the virus at a rate more likely to infect other people.

Those active infectious cases include nine children younger than 9 years old, 15 youth between the ages of 10 and 19, 24 people in their 20s, 21 people in their 30s, 15 people in their 40s, eight people in their 50s, 10 people in their 60s, eight people in their 70s and seven people 80 years or older. An age was not available for one case.

As of Saturday, Jackson County’s hospitalizations had increased five cases over the past week to 28.

The cases involving hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic include two patients in their 30s, nine patients in their 50s, four patients in their 60s, five patients in their 70s and eight patients 80 years or older.

One Jackson County resident in their 60s died of COVID-19 earlier this week after being hospitalized.

Jackson County cases by ZIP code show 81 cases from west Medford 97501, 54 cases in east Medford 97504, 47 in White City, 45 in Central Point, 17 in Eagle Point, 14 in Ashland, 13 in Jacksonville, 12 in Talent and fewer than nine cases in the towns of Phoenix, Rogue River, Gold Hill and Shady Cove.

Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority recorded 330 new cases and 3 new deaths Saturday, bringing the latest statewide case count to 18,817 and the death toll to 325.

The 330 new cases include 69 in Multnomah County, 43 in Washington County, 40 in Marion County, 33 in Umatilla County, 17 in Malheur County, 16 in Clackamas County, 5 in Josephine County and 1 in Klamath County.

Deaths recorded Saturday include an 86-year-old Washington County man, a 73-year-old Yamhill County woman and a 91-year-old Deschutes County woman.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.