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Jackson County reports 51 new COVID-19 cases

County sees four COVID-19-related deaths

Jackson County reported 51 new COVID-19 cases Wednesday and four additional COVID-19-related deaths.

Those who died were an 84-year-old woman, a 60-year-old man, a 68-year-old woman and a 77-year-old man. All had underlying conditions, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Statewide, OHA reported 1,360 new COVID-19 cases and 16 deaths, including the four in Jackson County.

The others who died ranged in age from 43 to 96, OHA said.

OHA reported 7,707 new cases of COVID-19 during the week of Oct. 18-24. The number represents a 4.1% decrease from the previous week and the eighth consecutive week of declining case counts.

There were 415 new COVID-19 hospitalizations, up from 377 in the previous week, marking the first time hospitalizations have risen following seven consecutive weeks of declines, OHA said.

There were 110 reported COVID-19 related deaths, down from 183 reported the previous week. The figure was the lowest weekly death toll since the week of Aug. 16–22, OHA said.