Jackson County sees uptick in COVID-19 cases
Jackson County saw an uptick in COVID-19 cases over the past week compared to the previous week, but counts remained relatively low.
From Friday, April 1, through Thursday, April 7, Jackson County logged 87 new COVID-19 cases, up slightly from 76 the previous week, according to Oregon Health Authority data.
During the worst parts of the pandemic, Jackson County would log more than 87 cases in a single day.
Josephine County's numbers for April 1-7 dropped to 16 new COVID-19 cases, down from 34 cases the previous week, OHA data shows.
OHA reported nine COVID-19-related deaths of Jackson County residents and seven deaths of Josephine County residents for April 1-7.
For the previous week, OHA reported four COVID-19-related deaths of Jackson County residents and three deaths of Josephine County residents.
Not all deaths reported by OHA are recent. There can be a lag time of months as state epidemiologists review death records and the cause of death.
Hospitals in the two counties were caring for 12 patients Monday with the COVID-19 virus. Numbers dipped up and down over the week, settling at 12 patients again Friday, according to hospitalization data.
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