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Jackson County COVID-19 death toll reaches 103

Jackson County Public Health reported another death Tuesday from COVID-19, pushing the local death toll to 103.

The death involved a 70-year-old man who tested positive for the illness Jan. 15 and died Jan. 30 at Providence Medford Medical Center, according to a news release. The Oregon Health Authority reported 23 new deaths from the illness, raising the statewide death toll to 1,981.

The county reported 54 new cases of the illness Tuesday and removed two previously reported cases, resulting in a cumulative total of 7,556 cases since the start of the pandemic.

Josephine County reported 23 new cases Tuesday, raising its overall caseload to 2,012.

State officials reported 619 new cases statewide Tuesday.

Twenty-two people were hospitalized with the illness in Jackson and Josephine counties Tuesday, three fewer than Monday, with six patients in intensive care, one fewer than Monday, according to state data. There were 262 people hospitalized with COVID-19 statewide, nine fewer than Monday, with 61 patients in ICU, three fewer than Monday.

There were 87,748 Oregonians considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 Tuesday, with 273,494 who had received the first dose, according to OHA.

So far 3,352 Jackson County residents are fully vaccinated, and 14,925 who have received the first dose, the county reported Tuesday.

In Josephine County, 804 people were fully vaccinated, and 4,617 had received the first dose.