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Jackson County at 11,415 cases

State health officials recorded 285 cases and three new deaths, bringing Oregon’s new case count to 204,865 and the state’s death toll to 2,729.

One of the three new coronavirus fatalities was that of a 77-year-old Klamath County woman who tested positive April 19 and died May 5 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland, according to a release issued by the Oregon Health Authority Saturday. The woman had underlying health conditions that contributed to her death.

Oregon’s two other COVID-19 related deaths were those of two Lane County women in their 90s who each died in their residences. Both had underlying conditions.

The new cases included 15 in Jackson County and five in Josephine County. The new cases bring Jackson County case count to 11,415 cases and Josephine County to 3,525.

Hospitalizations locally and across the state continued downward trends.

There were seven COVID-positive patients in Southern Oregon hospitals Friday, according to state data for Oregon’s hospital region No. 5 comprised of hospitals in Jackson and Josephine County. The number is the lowest since Oct. 25.

There were 160 coronavirus patients in Oregon hospitals Saturday, a drop by nine patients from Friday, according to the state. COVID-19 patients took 1,278 bed days over the past week, which the OHA described as a 23.4% decrease from the previous seven days.