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Jackson County reports fifth COVID-19 death

A fifth Jackson County resident has died of COVID-19, according to local health officials.

The 76-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 Sept. 10, and died Sept. 18, at Providence Medford Medical Center, according to a Tuesday news release from Jackson County Health and Human Services. The man had underlying medical conditions, the release said.

The county reported 12 new cases Tuesday, bringing the local case count to 1,069, including 166 considered to be infectious.

The infectious cases included 14 children younger than 9, 22 youth between the ages of 10 and 19, 36 people in their 20s, 25 people in their 30s, 19 people in their 40s, 18 people in their 50s, 21 people in their 60s, eight people in their 70s and four people 80 or older.

Since the start of the pandemic, 79 Jackson County residents have been hospitalized.

The announcement comes five days after the county’s last COVID-19 death, a 72-year-old woman with underlying conditions who died Aug. 28 at Providence Medford Medical Center.

The Oregon Health Authority recorded three more deaths and 328 new cases Tuesday, bringing the state death toll to 532 and the case count to 31,313.

The most recent deaths included a 73-year-old Marion County man with underlying conditions who died Sept. 20 at his residence after testing positive Sept. 10, a 41-year-old Malheur County man with underlying conditions who tested positive Sept. 15 and died Sept. 20, and a 64-year-old Malheur County woman who tested positive Sept. 1 and died Sept. 20, at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho.

The latest cases included 60 in Multnomah County, 42 in Washington County, 38 in Marion County, 32 in Lane County, 31 in Clackamas County, 25 in Wasco County, 14 in Malheur County, nine in Polk County, six each in Benton and Yamhill counties, four in Josephine County and two in Klamath County.

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