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Two more Jackson County residents die of COVID-19

Jackson County reported 63 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday and two more deaths from the disease.

A 66-year-old woman tested positive July 15 and died July 16 at Rogue Regional Medical Center, and a 75-year-old man tested positive July 16 and died at his residence July 18, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

The new fatalities bring Jackson County’s death toll to 151 since the start of the pandemic, and the caselog to 12,023.

Oregon reported 595 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, and six more deaths. Marion County reported 87 new cases, Umatilla County reported 72 cases, and Washington County reported 64 cases.

On Tuesday, 155 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 in Oregon, seven more than Monday, including 44 people in intensive care, five more than Tuesday.

Of the 7,241 Oregonians who contracted the virus in June, 92% were unvaccinated, according to the Oregon Health Authority. Of the 63 who died because of COVID-19 in June, 94% were unvaccinated.

“If you are fully vaccinated, you are well protected from COVID, including the Delta variant,” an OHA coronavirus update said.

Oregon has now administered 2,619,930 first and second doses of Pfizer, 1,769,734 first and second doses of Moderna, and 176,927 single doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

As of Tuesday, 2,454,380 people in Oregon had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 2,281,657 people had completed a COVID-19 vaccine series.

As of July 19, the seven-day running average of vaccinations was 4,702 doses per day.