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Jackson County reports 201 new COVID-19 cases

Jackson County reported 201 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, while Josephine County logged 89 new cases.

Statewide, Oregon recorded 3,248 new cases and 21 more COVID-19-related deaths. Information about the counties of residence of those who died wasn’t immediately available.

The number of daily cases is continuing to fall in Oregon after spiking above 10,000 daily cases several times in January.

Except for the Roseburg and Eugene region, the number of people hospitalized with the COVID-19 virus is down in every region of the state from winter peaks, although patient counts remain high.

Hospitals in Jackson and Josephine counties were caring for 120 patients with the virus Tuesday, according to state hospitalization data.

On Tuesday, Asante reported 49% of its hospitalized COVID-19 patients were unvaccinated, 58% of COVID-19 patients in intensive care were unvaccinated and one of three COVID-19 patients on ventilators were unvaccinated.

In the past, unvaccinated people made up majorities of hospitalized COVID-19 patients, but the percentage of vaccinated people with the virus in Asante hospitals has been trending upward in recent weeks, according to data Asante posts daily.

Unvaccinated people make up the minority of residents in Jackson and Josephine counties.