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Four COVID-19 deaths reported Friday in Jackson County

Jackson County reported four more COVID-19 deaths Friday, pushing the local death toll to 95.

The deaths included a 69-year-old man who tested positive Dec. 2 and died Jan. 19 at Ashland Community Hospital, an 82-year-old woman who tested positive Dec. 15 and died Jan. 11 at her home, a 67-year-old woman who tested positive Dec. 30 and died Jan. 18 at Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass, and a 73-year-old man who tested positive Jan. 4 and died Jan. 19 at Three Rivers Medical Center. All of the patients had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County reported 33 new cases, increasing its total to 7,076.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 22 deaths Friday from the disease across the state, raising Oregon’s death toll to 1,865. OHA reported 877 new cases of the illness, raising the cumulative total to 136,839.

There were 317 Oregonians hospitalized with the disease Friday, 12 fewer than Thursday, OHA data show. Of those, 79 patients were in intensive care, eight fewer than Thursday. Thirty-five COVID-19 patients remained hospitalized in Jackson and Josephine counties, four fewer than Thursday, with 14 in intensive care, one fewer than Thursday, according to state and county officials.

There were 34,902 Oregonians considered fully vaccinated as of Friday, while 196,698 had received the first dose, according to OHA data. The number of fully vaccinated Jackson County residents cracked the 2,000 mark, with 2,057 people receiving both doses of the vaccine, while 8,518 others had received the first dose.