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Jackson County at 321 deaths

New death in Josephine County brings their death toll to 199

Two Southern Oregonians died of coronavirus-related causes over the weekend, according to state and local health officials.

The Oregon Health Authority reported five new deaths across the state Monday, including the deaths of one Jackson County resident and another from Josephine County.

The latest Jackson County death was that of a 56-year-old man who first tested positive Oct. 18 and died Thursday at Providence Medford Medical Center, according to the OHA. He had underlying conditions that contributed to his death.

The latest Josephine County fatality was that of a 67-year-old woman who tested positive Oct. 22 and died Friday at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. Josephine County Public Health officials say that she had underlying conditions, and that she had not been vaccinated for COVID-19. (Updated, Nov. 2)

Jackson County’s death toll increased to 321, and Josephine County’s rose to 199.

Other deaths reported Monday across the state were those of a 62-year-old lane County woman who tested positive for the coronavirus Oct. 14 and died Thursday at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at Riverbend in Springfield, a 69-year-old Harney County man who tested positive Oct. 4 and died Oct. 25 at St. Charles Bend Hospital, and a 95-year-old Umatilla County man who tested positive Aug. 31 and died Oct. 19 at his residence.

The Harney County patient had underlying conditions that contributed to his death, according to the OHA, and health officials were still in the process of determining whether underlying conditions contributed to the Lane and Umatilla County fatalities.

The state’s COVID-19-related death toll increased to 4,377.

Health officials also recorded 2,569 new cases across the state over the weekend Monday, including 146 new cases in Jackson County and 74 additional cases in Josephine County.

New cases by county included 420 new cases in Multnomah, 290 in Marion, 270 in Washington, 262 in Deschutes, 235 in Clackamas, 195 in Lane, 151 in Linn, 68 in Douglas, 51 in Klamath, 48 in Benton, 47 in Yamhill, 40 in Polk, 36 in Jefferson, 33 in Coos, 29 in Columbia, 25 in Crook, 23 each in Lincoln and Umatilla, 22 in Union, 12 in Hood River, 10 each in Tillamook and Wasco, eight each in Baker, Clatsop and Malheur, six in Grant, four in Wallowa, two each in Harney and Lake and one each in Curry and Sherman.

The cases bring the statewide case log to 367,610, Jackson County’s case log to 23,577 and Josephine County’s case log to 9,604.

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