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Jackson County logs 283 weekend COVID-19 cases

County records six more COVID-19-related deaths

Jackson County Public Health reported 283 new COVID-19 cases and six more COVID-19-related deaths over the long Presidents’ Day weekend from Friday through Monday.

Information about those who died wasn’t immediately available.

Josephine County reported 99 new cases and no deaths.

Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority reported 3,400 new cases from Friday through Monday and 29 more COVID-19-related deaths.

Across Oregon, the number of hospital patients with the virus dropped from 741 Friday to 597 Tuesday, continuing a trend of falling COVID-19 hospitalization numbers, according to OHA data.

Jackson and Josephine county hospitals were caring for 78 COVID-19 patients Friday compared to 74 Tuesday, hospitalization data shows.

On Tuesday, hospital capacity was at 90.2% in the Rogue Valley, 94.5% in the Portland region, 97.5% in the Salem region, 91% in the Eugene and Roseburg region, 78.8% in Central Oregon, 80% in the Hood River region and 59% in far Eastern Oregon, according to hospitalization data.

Hospitals generally run at 60%-70% capacity in normal times, according to health experts.

At its three Rogue Valley hospitals, Asante reported Tuesday that 68% of its COVID-19 patients were unvaccinated, 85% of its COVID-19 patients in intensive care were unvaccinated and three of its four COVID-19 patients on ventilators were unvaccinated.

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

In the past 90 days, 81% of COVID-19 patients who died at an Asante hospital were unvaccinated, the health network reported.