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Jackson County woman among 6 statewide COVID-19-related deaths

The Oregon Health Authority reported six more COVID-19 deaths Tuesday, including a 93-year-old Jackson County woman who tested positive March 7 and died March 8 at Providence Medford Medical Center. She had underlying medical conditions.

The deaths raised Oregon’s COVID-19 death toll to 2,381, and pushed Jackson County’s total to 121, OHA officials reported. Sixty people have died in Josephine County.

Oregon reported 415 new cases of the illness Tuesday, including 31 in Jackson County and eight in Josephine County, pushing the state’s cumulative total to 164,570 cases.

Jackson County has now reported 9,191 cases, and Josephine County has reported 2,772 cases since the pandemic began.

On Tuesday, 139 Oregonians were hospitalized with COVID-19, three fewer than Monday, with 35 people in intensive care, one fewer than Tuesday.

Thirty-one people were hospitalized Tuesday with the disease in Jackson and Josephine counties, five more than Monday.

As of Tuesday, 667,537 Oregonians were considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and 466,192 had received one of two doses, OHA reported.

In Jackson County, 29,501 people were fully vaccinated, and 20,294 had received one dose.

In Josephine County, 10,057 people were fully vaccinated, while 9,862 had received one dose.