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Jackson County at 1,139 COVID-19 cases

Local public health officials logged 16 new coronavirus cases Saturday, bringing Jackson County’s latest case count to 1,139.

Of those 1,139 cases, 175 are considered active or infectious, according to the latest Jackson County Health and Human Services data, meaning that the patient is spreading the virus at a rate that risks the person spreading the virus to others.

Those active cases include 12 people younger than 9 years old, 20 youths between the ages of 10 and 19, 31 people in their 20s, 31 people in their 30s, 20 people in their 40s, 20 people in their 50s, 26 people in their 60s, 10 people in their 70s and five people older than 80 years old.

Since the start of the pandemic, 84 people have been hospitalized and five have died.

Broken down by age, the hospitalizations include three children younger than 9 years old, six people in their 20s, six people in their 30s, seven people in their 40s, 20 people in their 50s, 17 people in their 60s, 13 people in their 70s and 12 people older than 80 years old.

Most of the Jackson County cases have been reported in the west Medford 97501 zip code. East Medford 97504 has recorded 186 cases, White City has recorded 141 cases, Central Point has recorded 114 cases, Eagle Point has recorded 55 cases, Ashland has recorded 53 cases, Talent has recorded 40 cases, Phoenix has recorded 27 cases, Jacksonville has recorded 19 cases, and Rogue River and Gold Hill have each recorded 17 cases, according to the weekly report.

Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority recorded 277 new cases and four new deaths, bringing the latest statewide case count to 32,581 and the statewide death toll to 546.

The latest deaths include a 77-year-old Marion County woman, a 44-year-old Malheur County woman, an 84-year-old Washington County woman and a 75-year-old Marion County man. Public health officials are checking on the 44-year-old Malheur County woman’s place of death, as well as for the presence of underlying conditions, according to the state, and the other patients were confirmed to have had underlying conditions.

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