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Jackson County reports two new cases of COVID-19

Jackson County Public Health reported two new cases of COVID-19 Sunday and a previously reported case was transferred to another jurisdiction, bringing the total reported cases in Jackson County to 179, 78 of which are considered active.

Active cases are those which are currently shedding the virus that might infect other people. According to Jackson County Public Health, someone who was symptomatic is considered no longer contagious “when it has been 10 days from their symptom onset, have been afebrile without the use of antipyretics and have had improving cough, shortness of breath, or diarrhea for 72 hours.”

Fifteen of Jackson County’s 179 cases have led to hospitalizations, and of the 78 active cases 13 are people between the ages of 30 and 39, 12 are in their 20s, 11 in their 60s and 10 in their 50s.

Jackson County has administered 14,043 tests for COVID-19.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 332 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 and two more novel coronavirus deaths Sunday, bringing the state’s total number of cases to 12,170 and death toll to 234.