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67 new COVID-19 cases reported in Jackson County

Jackson County reported 67 new confirmed and presumptive positive COVID-19 cases Sunday, bringing the local total to 2,340 cases with eight deaths. A total of 548 cases are considered actively infectious and 156 people have been hospitalized to date. The state reported 874 new cases and one new fatality Sunday, bringing the statewide total up to 50,448 with 730 deaths.

Gov. Kate Brown has implemented a two-week pause on social activities — in effect Nov. 11 through Nov. 25 — for five counties including Jackson County, which has mirrored a statewide trend of rising COVID-19 cases linked to social gatherings.

Brown’s measures include a pause on long-term care facility visits; reduced indoor restaurant capacity to 50 or fewer customers and staff; maximum restaurant party size of six people; reduced indoor capacity at gyms, bowling alleys, ice rinks, pools and other activity centers; limited social gatherings of no more than six people preferably all from the same household; and recommendation that businesses mandate working from home whenever possible.