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COVID-19 cases creep up in Jackson County

The Oregon Health Authority reported 126 new COVID-19 cases in Jackson County in the past week, an increase from the previous week’s count of 86 cases.

The number of daily cases averaged 18 for the week, still relatively low for the pandemic.

OHA reported two COVID-19-related deaths of Jackson County residents in the past week, down from seven the previous week.

Josephine County saw a decrease in both cases and deaths last week. OHA reported 35 new COVID-19 cases compared to 41 the week prior in Josephine County, an average of five cases a day.

OHA reported the COVID-19-related death of one Josephine County resident this past week, down from four deaths the week before.

Statewide, COVID-19 cases are trending up, reaching 4,818 in the past week compared to 2,949 the week prior, according to OHA.

The number of COVID-19-related deaths was 35 this past week, down from 147 deaths in Oregon the previous week.

The reporting window for the past week runs from Friday, April 15, through Thursday, April 21.

On Monday, seven patients in Jackson and Josephine county hospitals had the virus. That number stood at nine Friday, according to state hospitalization data.

Across Oregon, 100 hospital patients had the virus Monday. That number had grown to 133 Friday.