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Jackson County at 674 COVID-19 cases

Oregon public health officials recorded 302 new coronavirus cases — including 20 new cases in Jackson County — along with three new deaths.

The Oregon Health Authority data released Saturday brings the state’s case count to 24,710 and the state’s death toll to 417.

The newly recorded deaths include a 60-year-old Marion County man who tested positive July 31 and died Aug. 3, a 37-year-old Multnomah County woman who tested positive Aug. 10 and died Aug. 15, and a 98-year-old Yamhill County woman who tested positive Aug. 11 and died Aug. 15, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

State health officials say it’s unknown whether the 60-year-old Marion County man had underlying conditions before he died at Ward Memorial Hospital in Monahans, Texas, but the 37-year-old Multnomah County woman had no underlying conditions before she died at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, and the 98-year-old Yamhill County woman had underlying conditions before she died in her home.

Of the 302 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 56 were recorded in Multnomah County, 51 in Marion County, 41 in Washington County, 25 in Clackamas County, 23 in Umatilla County, 18 in Malheur County, 14 in Yamhill County, 9 in Baker County, 7 in Deschutes County, 5 in Benton and Lane counties, 4 in Grant and Jefferson counties, 3 in Coos, Linn and Polk counties, 2 in Hood River and Morrow counties and 1 new case each in Clatsop, Union, Wasco and Josephine counties.

Jackson County recorded 20 new cases Saturday, bringing the county’s latest case tally to 674 cases, according to Jackson County Health and Human Services data.

Of the 674 confirmed and presumptive cases, the county considers 222 to be active infectious and at risk of infecting others.

The 222 active infectious cases include 22 children younger than 9, 37 between the ages of 10 and 19, 41 people in their 20s, 42 in their 30s, 34 in their 40s, 21 in their 50s, 15 in their 60s, five in their 70s, and five people age 80 years or older.

New Jackson County coronavirus cases rose by 132 cases over the past seven days, according to Jackson County Public Health data and earlier news reports, and 11 new hospitalizations were recorded this week, bringing the county’s hospitalizations since the start of the pandemic to 57.

The 11 new hospitalizations include one child younger than 9 years old, one person in their 20s, two people in their 30s, one person in their 40s, two people in their 50s, two people in their 60s, one person in their 70s and one person 80 years or older, according to the latest health data and an earlier news report.

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