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Jackson County logs 75 new COVID-19 cases

Men more likely to be hospitalized from COVID-19

Jackson County reported 75 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, while 1,407 new cases were logged statewide.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 40 additional COVID-19 related deaths Thursday.

Details about those who died, including their counties of residence, wasn’t available from OHA by Thursday night.

OHA will be adding 550 previously unrecorded deaths to its death reporting figures in coming weeks. The deaths were missed due to a computer error, OHA said.

OHA didn’t say whether the 40 deaths it reported Thursday included any previously missed deaths.

Meanwhile, OHA added a new data dashboard that provides more information about how COVID-19 has affected different categories of people during the pandemic.

Among females with COVID-19, almost 5% were hospitalized, compared to almost 6% of men with COVID-19, according to information on people whose hospitalization status was known by OHA.

Females with known cases of COVID-19 had a 1.07% death rate, while males had a 1.37% death rate, the data shows.

Hospitalization and death rates increased gradually with age among people with COVID-19.

Kids ages 19 and younger had an almost 1% hospitalization rate, compared to a 28% rate for people age 80 and over.

The state has recorded five deaths among kids ages 19 and younger, yielding a death rate of almost 0%. Those age 80 and older had a death rate of almost 17%, according to the data.

Among racial and ethnic groups, white people had the highest death rate at 1.5%, followed by Native Americans at 1.2%, Asian people at 1.05%, Black people at 0.9% and Hispanic people at 0.5%.

Hospitalization rates were highest for Black people at 7.6%, followed by Native Americans at 6.9%, white people at 6.5%, Asian people at 5.9% and Hispanic people at 4.4%, according to information on people whose hospitalization status was known by OHA.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or valdous@rosebudmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @VickieAldous.