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Jackson County logs 401 COVID-19 cases for week

Jackson County averaged 57 new COVID-19 cases per day over the past week.
County moves to medium community risk category

The Oregon Health Authority reported Jackson County had 401 new COVID-19 cases over the past week from July 29 through Thursday, for a daily average of 57.3 new cases.

OHA reported two Jackson County residents died of COVID-19-related causes from July 29 through Wednesday, the latest available data.

Statewide, OHA reported 10 deaths during that window, with none in Josephine County.

OHA reported 193 new cases in Josephine County from July 29 through Thursday, for a daily average of 27.6 cases.

The state logged 8,400 new cases from July 29 through Thursday, for a daily average of 1,200 cases.

Hospitals in Jackson and Josephine counties were caring for 60 patients with the virus Friday. Statewide, 398 hospitalized patients had the virus, OHA said.

Jackson and Josephine counties were at the medium community risk level for COVID-19 as of Friday, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

During medium risk conditions in communities, the CDC recommends people who are at high risk of severe illness or death from COVID-19 talk to their health care providers about whether they should wear a mask in public and take other precautions. Everyone should stay up to date on COVID-19 vaccinations and get tested if experiencing symptoms, the CDC advises.

Reach Mail Tribune reporter Vickie Aldous at 541-776-4486 or valdous@rosebudmedia.com. Follow her on Twitter @VickieAldous.