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Jackson County reports another death from COVID-19

An 86-year-old woman died from COVID-19 earlier this week, the 26th coronavirus death reported in Jackson County.

The woman tested positive for the illness Nov. 6 and died at her home Nov. 22, according to Jackson County Public Health. It was not known whether she had underlying medical conditions.

The county reported 89 new cases of the illness Wednesday, pushing the local total to 3,580 cases. Of those, 591 cases were considered infectious.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 20 more deaths in Oregon from COVID-19. The youngest was a 27-year-old Lincoln County man, and the oldest was a 98-year-old Multnomah County woman, OHA reported. At least 11 of those who died had underlying medical conditions. The deaths raised Oregon’s COVID-19 death toll to 867.

OHA reported 1,189 new cases of the disease Wednesday, raising the statewide total to 68,503.

The number of COVID-19 patients hospitalized in Oregon increased to 489, an increase of 15 from Tuesday. There were 113 COVID-19 patients in intensive care, unchanged from Wednesday.

Fifty-five people in Jackson and Josephine counties were hospitalized with COVID-19 Wednesday, down from 69 Tuesday.

Of the 57 staffed ICU beds in the two-county region, 44 were occupied Wednesday. Of the region’s 447 non-ICU beds, 386 were occupied.