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Jackson County logs 226 COVID-19 cases, two deaths over weekend

Jackson County reported 226 new COVID-19 cases and two more COVID-19-related deaths over the weekend.

The report on cases and deaths covered Friday through Sunday.

The Jackson County residents who died were a 57-year-old woman with underlying conditions and an 81-year-old man with underlying conditions. Both passed away at Providence Medford Medical Center.

Statewide, Oregon recorded 3,359 new COVID-19 cases and 25 more deaths from Friday through Sunday.

COVID-19 cases started surging in the Rogue Valley this summer but numbers have begun to drop.

For the week of Sept. 12-18, Jackson County Public Health reported 734 new COVID-19 cases, a 30% decrease from the preceding week.

On Monday, the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in Jackson and Josephine counties was 131, with 42 of those patients in intensive care. Twenty-two COVID-19 patients were on ventilators, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Hospitalizations peaked Sept. 1 with 223 COVID-19 patients in Jackson and Josephine counties. The highest number of COVID-19 patients in intensive care was 65 Sept. 3. The peak for COVID-19 patients on ventilators was 35 Sept. 8, OHA hospitalization data show.

For information on where to get vaccinated in Jackson County, call 211 or see jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19/Vaccine-Appointments/where-to-get-vaccinated-in-jackson-county.

For information on where to get tested for COVID-19 in Jackson County, call 211 or visit jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/General/News-Information/covid-19-testing-information.