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58 more COVID cases reported here Friday

Oregon health officials reported 613 new COVID-19 cases in the state Friday, including 58 in Jackson County, pushing the local case count to 12,196.

The Oregon Health Authority reported two more deaths, a 46-year-old Tillamook County woman who tested positive July 7 and died July 9 at her residence, and a 66-year-old Yamhill County man who tested positive July 9 and died July 21 at Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center in Portland.

The new cases pushed the statewide death toll to 2,836, with 214,869 cases since the pandemic began.

The new cases included 71 in Multnomah County, 62 in Marion, 63 in Lane, 58 in Washington, 35 in Clackamas, 34 in Umatilla, 28 in Douglas, 25 in Josephine, 23 in Deschutes, 16 in Yamhill and 15 in Klamath.

Since the start of the pandemic, 859 Jackson County residents have been hospitalized and 151 have died.

On Friday, 34 people with COVID-19 were hospitalized in Jackson and Josephine counties. Oregon Health Authority data showed that 52 of Southern Oregon’s 57 intensive care unit beds were occupied as of Friday, and that 405 out of 457 non-ICU hospital beds were occupied.

State health officials said the data do not capture staffing limitations that may further limit hospital bed capacity.

In Oregon, 178 COVID-19 patients were hospitalized Friday, nine more than Thursday, including 45 people in ICU, six more than Thursday.