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Jackson County at 882 COVID-19 cases

Local health officials reported 18 new coronavirus cases Saturday across Jackson County.

The new cases recorded by Jackson County Health and Human Services bring the latest case count to 882. Of those, 167 are considered active or infectious — meaning the patient is shedding the virus at a rate believed to be contagious.

As of Saturday afternoon, demographic data was a day behind on the county’s public health website, with Friday’s data about the then 864 cases and 154 active cases available as of Saturday afternoon.

Broken down by age, the Friday data on the county’s 154 cases include 10 children younger than 9 years old, 16 youths between the ages of 10 and 19, 33 patients in their 20s, 29 people in their 30s, 23 in their 40s, 23 in their 50s, 11 in their 60s, six in their 70s and three people older than 80 years old.

Hospitalizations were at 68 cases Friday. Since the start of the pandemic, the hospitalizations consist of three children younger than 9 years old, four people in their 20s, five people in their 30s, six people in their 40s, 18 patients in their 50s, 12 people in 60s, 10 people in their 70s and 10 people 80 years or older.

Three Jackson County residents have died since the start of the pandemic.

Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority recorded 261 new confirmed and presumptive cases and five new deaths, bringing the state’s case total to 27,856 and the state’s death toll to 480.

The new deaths related to COVID-19 consist of a 53-year-old Marion County man, an 80-year-old Multnomah County woman, and a 70-year-old Clackamas County man, a 78-year-old Washington County man — all of whom had underlying conditions — and a 68-year-old Umatilla County man whose death certificate, according to the Oregon Health Authority, lists COVID-19 as his “cause of death or a significant condition contributing to death.”

Broken down by county,Oregon’s 261 new cases include 49 in Marion, 43 in Multnomah, 33 in Washington, 23 in Clackamas, 17 in Umatilla, 20 in Yamhill, 6 in Lane, 5 in Polk and Wasco counties, 3 in Coos and Josephine counties, 2 in Benton, Jefferson, Lincoln and Union counties and 1 in Deschutes, Klamath, Morrow, and Tillamook counties.

Statewide hospital capacity across the state includes 145 intensive care unit beds available of 736, 681 non-ICU hospital beds of 4,378, 60 pediatric and neonatal ICU beds available out of 323 and 88 non-ICU pediatric hospital beds available of 333, according to Oregon Health Authority data as of Saturday. Oregon has 775 ventilators available.

There are 147 COVID-19 patients hospitalized around the state including 45 patients in the ICU and 23 patients on ventilators.

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