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Two more COVID deaths reported Monday in Jackson County

Jackson County reported two more deaths from COVID-19 Monday, increasing the local death toll to 102.

The deaths included a 66-year-old man who tested positive for the disease Dec. 28 and died Jan. 28 at Ashland Community Hospital, and an 81-year-old man who tested positive Jan. 23 and died Jan. 29 at his home. The 81-year-old man had underlying medical conditions. Information about the 66-year-old was not immediately available.

Jackson County Public Health reported 44 new COVID-19 cases Monday, raising the county total to 7,504. Josephine County reported 36 new cases, bringing its cumulative total to 1,989.

Twenty-five people were hospitalized with the disease in Jackson and Josephine counties Monday, with five of those patients in intensive care, according to a public health news release.

In Oregon, 271 people were hospitalized with COVID-19, five fewer than Sunday, while 64 were in ICU, one fewer than Sunday, according to OHA.

Oregon reported 964 new cases of the disease Monday, which included data from Sunday, according to the Oregon Health Authority. That raises the state’s cumulative total to 143,373 cases.

The state reported one death.

There were 80,561 Oregonians considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Monday, while 272,467 people had received their first vaccine dose, OHA data show.

In Jackson County, 3,320 people were considered fully vaccinated, while 14,519 had received their first dose. In Josephine County, 723 are considered fully vaccinated, while 4,638 people have received their first dose.