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Jackson County remains at ’high’ risk

More than half of people 16 or older in Jackson County have received at least one COVID-19 vaccine dose

More than 50% of Jackson County residents who are at least 16 years old had received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine as of Tuesday, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

On the same day, Gov. Kate Brown announced the county would remain in the “high” risk category through at least June 10.

Of the 184,579 Jackson County residents who are 16 or older, 50.3%, or 92,915 people, had received at least one shot, data show.

An additional 1,793 county residents ages 12 to 15 also have received at least one shot, data show.

In all, 94,708 Jackson County residents have received vaccinations. Of those, 80,065 people have completed their vaccination series, while 14,643 have received one shot in a two-dose regimen, OHA data show.

The Jackson County ZIP code with the highest vaccination rate is 97520, which includes Ashland, which has a vaccination rate of 64.6%, data show. The 97530 ZIP code, which includes Jacksonville, is runner up, with a rate of 56.0 per 100 people.

Statewide, 62.4% of people 16 or older had received at least one dose, with 52.9% of the eligible population completing their series, and the other 9.5% receiving one of two doses.

As of Tuesday, 1,853,468 Oregonians had completed their vaccination series, and 389,244 people had received one of two doses.

Hospitalizations

OHA reported Tuesday that 238 Oregonians were hospitalized from COVID-19, 11 fewer than Monday, with 67 people in intensive care, six more than Monday.

In Jackson and Josephine counties 10 people were hospitalized, four fewer than Monday, with four people in ICU, one more than Monday.

New deaths, cases

OHA reported three new COVID-19 deaths and 177 new cases of the illness in the state, raising the death toll to 2,674, and pushing the cumulative total to 201,649.

The low number of daily cases was due, in part, to the holiday, health officials said.