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Jackson County at 1,876 COVID-19 cases

Jackson County public health officials recorded 12 new coronavirus cases Saturday, and reduced the number of earlier cases by one to bring the latest case tally to 1,876.

Jackson County Health and Human Services stated in a release Saturday that after verifying earlier reported cases in a quality assurance process, two suspect cases were removed the case count and another presumptive case was added to the list.

Of those 1,876 cases logged since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, Jackson Health and Human Services classifies 302 as active or infectious, according to Jackson County Public Health data. Infectious cases mean that the patient is shedding the virus at a rate likely to infect others.

Those active cases include 16 children younger than 9 years old, 30 youths between the ages of 10 and 19, 67 people in their 20s, 55 people in their 30s, 54 people in their 40s, 38 people in their 50s, 18 people in their 60s, 12 people in their 70s, 11 people 80 years or older and one patient whose age was not yet available.

The hospitalization rate was unchanged from Friday at 127 cases since the start of the pandemic. Jackson County’s death toll was unchanged as of Saturday at seven deaths.

Statewide the Oregon Health Authority recorded 555 new cases and 14 new deaths, bringing the case count to 44,921 and the death toll to 689.

Eight of the deaths were individuals in their 80s and 90s in Multnomah, Marion, Linn and Curry counties. Other deaths included a 57-year-old Multnomah County man, a 62-year-old Marion County man, a 66-year-old Crook County woman, a 73-year-old Columbia County woman, a 75-year-old Lane County man and a 78-year-old Multnomah County man. State health officials are still determining the presence of underlying conditions for the 78-year-old Multnomah County patient and the 13 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.