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Jackson County reports 54 new COVID-19 cases

Jackson County reported 54 new COVID-19 cases Thursday.

Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority reported 1,116 new COVID-19 cases Thursday and 24 additional COVID-19-related deaths.

Information about those who died, including their counties of residence, wasn’t available Thursday evening from OHA.

OHA’s most recent update on COVID-19 breakthrough cases, released Thursday, found that 72.1% of the 7,723 reported COVID-19 cases between Oct. 17-23 occurred in people who were unvaccinated.

There were 2,156 breakthrough cases, accounting for 27.9% of all cases.

OHA said cases of COVID-19 are far more common in unvaccinated people. The report showed that the rate of COVID-19 in unvaccinated people is currently four times higher than in vaccinated people.