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Jackson County reports 72 new COVID-19 cases

County records two new COVID-19-related deaths

Jackson County Public Health reported 72 new COVID-19 cases Friday and two additional COVID-19-related deaths.

The people who died were a 78-year-old man who passed away at Providence Medford Medical Center and a 47-year-old woman who died at Asante Rogue Regional Medical Center. Both had underlying conditions, Jackson County Public Health said.

Statewide, Oregon recorded 1,686 new COVID-19 cases and 24 COVID-19-related deaths.

Those who died were two people in their 40s, one in her 50s, six in their 60s, two in their 70s, nine in their 80s, and four in their 90s, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Free COVID-19 vaccinations and testing are available at the Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Road, Central Point, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday through Oct. 8. Enter through Gate 2.

Insurance information and identification are not required at the site and will not be requested for vaccination.

Pre-registration is encouraged for people who want to get tested for COVID-19. To register, visit www.doineedacovid19test.com, or registration can be done on-site. Individuals need to provide their names in order for the test to be processed and to get results.