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COVID-19 hits one out of 34 in Jackson County

Another 39 Jackson County residents were diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, bringing the total number of cases to 6,525, according to Jackson County Public Health.

Based on Jackson County’s population, that means one out of 34 people locally have had COVID.

The number of new cases on Sunday is a third less than the 121 reported Saturday.

In both Jackson and Josephine counties the number of people hospitalized for COVID is 43, five more than Saturday. Those in intensive care number 11, one more than Saturday.

No new deaths were reported. To date, 80 people in Jackson County have died from COVID complications.

Throughout Oregon, there were 2 deaths reported Sunday bringing the COVID-related death toll to 1,605, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

With 1,225 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID on Sunday, the total number of cases in Oregon to date stands at 125,683.

In both Jackson and Josephine counties the number of people hospitalized for COVID is 43, 5 more than Saturday. Those in intensive care number 11, one more than Saturday.

The number of vaccinations statewide reported on Sunday is 8,648, bringing the total to 97,010.

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 across Oregon is 403, which is 18 fewer than Saturday. There are 84 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit beds, which is three more than yesterday.

Compared to many other counties in the state, Jackson County has a lower vaccination rate with 3,666 residents receiving a shot so far.