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Jackson County reports 16 new COVID cases

Oregon reported 232 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, including 16 in Jackson County.

The new cases brought the statewide count to 207,558, and pushed the Jackson County total to 11,581.

Since the start of the pandemic, 802 Jackson County residents have been hospitalized and 146 people have died, according to Jackson County Health and Human Services.

Twenty people in Jackson and Josephine counties were hospitalized with COVID-19 Thursday, the most since May 26, when there were 19 patients.

As of Thursday, 68.9% of Oregonians 18 or older had been vaccinated, and the state needed another 35,290 vaccinations to reach the state’s goal of 70%.

The new cases reported Thursday included 29 in Multnomah County, 25 in Marion, 19 in Washington, 18 in Linn, 15 in Josephine, 14 in Deschutes, 12 in Clackamas and Lane counties, 10 in Douglas, seven in Curry and Polk, six in Klamath, five in Columbia, four in Yamhill, three each in Clatsop, Jefferson and Lincoln, two in Benton and Coos, and one case each in Baker, Crook, Harney, Hood River, Lake, Morrow, Tillamook and Wasco counties.