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Oregon reports 125 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday

Health officials reported 125 new COVID-19 cases across Oregon Wednesday — including seven new cases in Jackson County — along with eight more deaths.

The new numbers released by the Oregon Health Authority bring the state’s case count to 28,471 and the death toll to 294.

The eight deaths include a 96-year-old Deschutes County woman who had underlying conditions, Washington County residents in their 40s, 80s and 90s who each had underlying conditions, a 97-year-old Umatilla County woman who had underlying conditions, a 68-year-old Lane County man who had underlying conditions, a 64-year-old Malheur County man and an 88-year-old Morrow County man. The presence of underlying conditions is still under investigation for the Malheur and Morrow County deaths.

The new cases include 23 in Marion County, 22 in Multnomah County, 11 in Lane, Linn and Malheur counties, 10 in Washington County, and seven in Clackamas County.

The new Jackson County cases bring the local case count to 928, of which 171 are considered active and infectious.

Broken down by age, the 171 active infectious cases include 12 children younger than 9, 21 youth between the ages of 10 and 19, 39 people in their 20s, 27 people in their 30s, 26 people in their 40s, 23 people in their 50s, 14 people in their 60s, four people in their 70s and five people 80 or older.