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Jackson County reports 17 new COVID-19 cases Monday

Jackson County Public Health reported 17 new COVID-19 cases Monday, bringing the total number of reported cases in the county to 576 with no new deaths.

Jackson County has had two deaths.

Statewide, Oregon reported 192 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Monday.

The total number of reported COVID-19 cases in Oregon reached 23,451 Monday with 388 deaths, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

In Jackson County, young adults have experienced the most infections.

People ages 20-29 account for 104 cases, according to county data that was updated Sunday.

People ages 30-39 have had the second-highest number of infections at 94 cases, with people ages 40-49 in third place with 87 infections.

Adults ages 50-59 experienced 66 cases; kids ages 10-19 have had 60 cases; people ages 60-69 have had 54 cases; and kids ages 0-9 account for 43 cases.

The county has seen 33 cases among people ages 70-79, and 17 cases among people who are 80 and older.

People over age 50 are more likely to have been hospitalized, according to county data.

People 50 and older account for 170 cases and have seen 35 hospitalizations.

Those younger than 50 account for 388 cases but have experienced 13 hospitalizations.

Jackson County Public Health officials urge the public to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by wearing face coverings, washing their hands, and frequently disinfecting surfaces that are touched often.

They urge people to stay home if they feel sick, are awaiting the results of a COVID-19 test, have been in contact with someone with COVID-19, or if they have underlying medical conditions that put them at risk of severe illness from the virus.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or valdous@rosebudmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @VickieAldous.