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Jackson County at 11,856 cases

The Oregon Health Authority recorded 251 new coronavirus cases Wednesday — including 28 in Jackson County.

The new cases increase Jackson County’s caseload since the start of the pandemic to 11,856, and the statewide total to 211,315.

Broken down by county, the new cases include 27 in Multnomah, and Umatilla counties, 25 in Clackamas and Marion counties, 20 in Washington County, 16 in Josephine County, 12 in Deschutes County, 11 in Lane County, 10 in Douglas County, eight in Polk County, five in Crook County, four in Coos and Tillamook counties, three in Union and Yamhill counties, two in Benton, Columbia, Klamath and Lincoln counties and one each in Curry, Harney, Hood River and Morrow counties.

State health officials also recorded three new fatalities involving Clackamas County residents: those of a 78-year-old man who tested positive June 23 and died July 8, an 88-year-old woman who tested positive June 24 and died July 2 and a 91-year-old man who tested positive April 13 and died May 4.

Each had underlying health conditions that contributed to their deaths.

Since the start of the pandemic, 828 Jackson County residents have been hospitalized and 148 have died.

As of Wednesday, there were 24 COVID-19-positive patients in Oregon’s hospital region No. 5, comprised of Jackson and Josephine counties.

The number is up six from Tuesday. Earlier this month, local hospitalizations were in the single digits with eight July 7.

Statewide, the number of hospitalizations coronavirus patients is on the rise, according to OHA. As of Wednesday, there are 122 hospitalized coronavirus patients — an increase by 11 from Tuesday.

Of those patients across the state, 34 are in intensive care units, which is four more than Tuesday.

State health officials reported an increase in cases and hospitalizations between Monday, July 5 and Sunday, July 11, with an 11% rise in daily cases and and a 57% jump in hospitalizations.

Reach reporter Nick Morgan at 541-776-4471 or nmorgan@rosebudmedia.com. Follow him on Twitter @MTCrimeBeat.