Jackson County reports 130th COVID-19 death
Jackson County reported another COVID-19 death Wednesday, raising the local death toll from the illness to 130.
The death involved a 78-year-old man who tested positive April 12 and died April 27 at Providence Medford Medical Center. He had underlying health conditions.
The death was one of two reported by the Oregon Health Authority Wednesday. The other was a 73-year-old Linn County man who tested positive April 10 and died April 13. His underlying health status was not immediately available.
The state’s death toll from the disease is now 2,490.
OHA reported 888 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday, raising the state’s cumulative total to 182,916.
Jackson County reported 58 new cases, raising the local total to 10,388. Josephine County reported 22 new cases, raising its total to 3,187.
OHA reported that 326 people were hospitalized Wednesday with COVID, two fewer than Tuesday, with 64 patients in intensive care, seven fewer than Tuesday. In Jackson and Josephine counties, 18 people were hospitalized with COVID, five fewer than Tuesday, with six in ICU beds, unchanged from Tuesday.
According to OHA, 1,209,697 Oregonians had been fully vaccinated against the illness as of Wednesday, and 564,321 had received one shot in a two-dose regimen.
In Jackson County, 50,993 residents were fully vaccinated, while 25,793 others had received one dose.
In Josephine County, 21,482 residents were fully vaccinated, while 6,186 others had received one dose.