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Jackson County reports 63 new COVID cases Friday

Jackson County recorded 63 new COVID-19 cases Friday, pushing the local total to 10,186 cases.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,020 new cases statewide and nine more deaths Friday, increasing state totals to 179,120 cases and 2,476 deaths.

Two deaths were reported in Josephine County, a 78-year-old man who tested positive April 7 and died April 9 at Ashland Community Hospital, and a 93-year-old man who tested positive April 7 and died Thursday at his residence.

The other deaths recorded Friday included residents of Clackamas, Deschutes, Douglas, Harney, Malheur, Multnomah and Umatilla counties in their 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, according to OHA.

Broken down by county, the new cases included 198 in Multnomah, 120 in Marion, 103 each in Deschutes and Klamath, 102 in Washington, 82 in Lane, 58 in Clackamas, 23 in Linn, 18 in Yamhill, 16 in Crook, 15 in Polk, 13 each in Columbia and Josephine, 10 in Baker, nine in Douglas, eight in Benton, seven in Clatsop, six in Coos, five each in Grant, Lincoln and Hood River, three each in Malheur and Tillamook, and one case each in Curry, Morrow and Wallowa.

Twenty-two people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson and Josephine counties Friday, nine fewer than Thursday.

Statewide, 276 people were hospitalized across Oregon Friday, down seven from Thursday, according to OHA. Sixty-four people were in intensive care, a decrease of five from Thursday.

As of Thursday, 72,634 people had been vaccinated in Jackson County, including 25,315 who have had one of two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 47,319 people considered fully vaccinated.

For information on where to get a vaccine, see jacksoncounty.org/getvaccinated.