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Jackson County sees 72 new COVID cases Wednesday

Southern Oregon’s coronavirus death tolls remained unchanged Wednesday, but state and local health officials reported 72 new cases in Jackson County.

The new cases pushed Jackson County’s caseload to 24,340, according to Jackson County Health and Human Services.

Since the start of the pandemic, 1,815 locals have been hospitalized and 343 have died, according to Jackson County Public Health.

In Josephine County, health officials reported 26 new cases, which pushed the latest caseload to 9,936, according to an Oregon Health Authority report Wednesday.

Klamath County reported 31 new cases Wednesday, pushing its case log to 8,844.

State health officials released new information about 52 deaths reported across the state Tuesday, which included four Jackson County residents and five Josephine County residents.

The Jackson County COVID-19 fatalities reported Tuesday were from a backlog of uncounted cases over the summer and included deaths a 60-year-old woman who tested positive Sept. 7 and died Sept. 12 at her residence, an 82-year-old woman who tested positive Aug. 8 and died Aug. 20 at her residence, an 89-year-old man who tested positive Aug. 9 and died Aug. 22 at his residence, and an 89-year-old man who tested positive Aug. 10 and died Aug. 22 at his residence.

The Josephine County fatalities reported Tuesday included a 57-year-old man who tested positive Aug. 10 and died Aug. 17 at his residence, a 63-year-old man who tested positive Aug. 16 and died Sept. 10 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, a 74-year-old woman who tested positive Sept. 14 and died the same day at Three Rivers Medical Center, an 87-year-old woman who tested positive Aug. 18 and died Aug. 27 at St. Charles Bend Hospital, and an 89-year-old woman who tested positive Sept. 20 and died Sept. 23 at her residence.

Reach web editor Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTwebeditor.