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Jackson County at 687 COVID-19 cases

Jackson County Public Health reported 13 new COVID-19 cases Sunday, raising the county total to 687, with 226 cases considered active.

Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority reported 231 new COVID-19 cases, raising the state total to 24,937. OHA reported no new deaths.

Multnomah County once again led the state count, accounting for 64 of the 231 newly reported cases Sunday.

Marion County followed with 41 cases and Malheur County with 28, while 26 cases were reported in Washington County, 19 in Clackamas County, 8 in Deschutes County, 7 in Umatilla and Linn counties, 4 in Lane County, 3 in Polk and Yamhill counties, 2 in Morrow, Klamath and Columbia counties, and 1 new case in Coos and Jefferson counties.

Governor Kate Brown added Jackson County to her COVID-19 Watch List last Thursday, after county metrics showed the virus spreading quickly in the area. Criteria for counties landing a spot on the Watch List include reporting more than five “sporadic cases” that cannot be traced to a known source in the past two weeks, according to the OHA.

Jackson County, currently in phase two of reopening, is one of eight counties on the Watch List. If the county does not improve its COVID-19 metrics in the next three weeks, the county could go back to stay-at-home orders.