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Jackson County at 276 COVID-19 cases

Local health officials recorded seven new coronavirus cases and removed one that had been logged in error, according to Jackson County Health and Human Services data Saturday, bringing the latest total for the county at 276 confirmed and presumptive cases.

Of those 276 cases, 94 are considered “active infectious” cases in which the patients are shedding the virus at a rate more likely to infect other people.

The active infectious cases include five children younger than 9 years old, nine youths between the ages of 10-19, 18 people in their 20s, 12, people in their 30s, 12 people in their 40s, 15 people in their 50s, eight people in their 60s, eight people in their 70s and seven people 80 years or older.

The hospitalization rate has not changed since Wednesday, holding steady at 23 of the 276 cases.

No Jackson County resident has yet died of COVID-19.

Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority recorded 408 presumptive and confirmed cases and 4 new deaths, bringing Saturday’s case count to 16,492 cases and the death toll to 286.

The new deaths included Multnomah County men aged, 66, 87 and 88, and a Umatilla County man who was 85 years old.

The 408 new cases included 80 from Umatilla County, 73 in Multnomah County, 58 in Washington County, 52 in Marion County, 30 in Clackamas County, 19 in Deschutes County and 11 in Malheur County, 5 in Josephine County and 3 in Klamath County.