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Another Jackson County resident dies of COVID-19

A 90-year-old Jackson County woman died of COVID-19 earlier this week, Jackson County Public Health reported Thursday.

The woman tested positive for the illness Nov. 30 and died at her home Dec. 7. She had underlying medical conditions, public health officials said. Jackson County’s death toll from the disease now stands at 45.

Public health officials reported 60 new cases of the illness Thursday, raising the local total to 4,624, including 751 people who are considered to be infectious. There have been 316 local hospitalizations because of the disease.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 13 more COVID-19 deaths Thursday, raising the statewide death toll to 1,123. The ages of the deceased ranged from 64 to 97, and nine had confirmed underlying medical conditions.

OHA reported 1,586 new cases Thursday, raising Oregon’s total to 89,838 cases.

On Thursday, 576 Oregonians were hospitalized with COVID-19, a drop of four from Wednesday’s 580. Of those, 127 were in intensive care.

There were 57 patients hospitalized in Jackson and Josephine county hospitals Thursday, with 21 in ICU beds.

Of the two-county region’s 57 staffed adult ICU beds, 49 were occupied Thursday. Of the region’s 445 non-ICU beds, 389 were occupied.