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Jackson County at 29 COVID-19 deaths

Local public health officials recorded one new previously unreported coronavirus death on Friday, bringing the county’s death toll to 29.

Jackson County Health and Human Services additionally recorded a total of 65 new local COVID-19 cases between Thursday and Friday, bringing the county’s case count to 3,645, according to a release issued by the county Friday.

Of those 3,645 cases, 617 are considered active or infectious.

Broken down by age group, there are 16 active cases involving children younger than nine years old, 44 cases involving youths between the ages of 10 and 19, 92 people in their 20s, 93 people in their 30s, 81 people in their 40s, 78 people in their 50s, 64 people in their 60s, 68 people in their 70s, 79 people 80 years or older, and two patients whose age was not yet available.

Of the 29 fatalities, 17 were linked to Southern Oregon assisted living homes as of Friday, according to Jackson County Public Health. Nine fatalities are linked to cases at Avamere at Three Fountains in Medford, two fatalities are linked to an outbreak at Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley in Medford, and six fatalities are linked to an outbreak at Table Rock Memory Care.

Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority recorded 826 new COVID-19 cases Friday and three new deaths. The deaths included an 87-year-old Union County woman, an 87-year-old Linn County woman and a 78-year-old Linn County woman.

All three patients had underlying health conditions, according to the state.