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Coronavirus outbreaks grow at several Jackson County long-term care facilities

Amid continued high daily case counts, Jackson County is providing updates on outbreaks at long-term care facilities that have already resulted in three deaths.

Posted: Nov 13, 2020 1:49 PM
Updated: Nov 13, 2020 1:51 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Amid continued high daily case counts, Jackson County Public Health provided updates on Friday concerning outbreaks at long-term care facilities that have already resulted in three deaths.

Officials reported 91 new cases of COVID-19 for Friday, bringing the county total since the beginning of the pandemic to 2,695. According to Jackson County Public Health, many of these cases stem from social gatherings.

"These types of gatherings have led to outbreaks in care facilities, senior living communities, and congregate living settings," the agency said. "People living in these settings are at the highest risk of severe complications from COVID-19, including death.

"The Oregon Health Authority publishes weekly data on cases and deaths in these settings when there are three or more confirmed cases or one or more deaths. Due to the spike in cases and outbreaks in these settings, Jackson County Public Health will provide daily information on outbreaks in care facilities, senior living communities, and congregate living settings during the surge of cases in Jackson County."

Jackson County provided the following information on long-term care facility outbreaks as of Friday morning:

  • Avamere Three Fountains - Investigation began November 2; currently 98 cases, 2 deaths
  • Avamere Health Services of Rogue Valley - Investigation began October 4; currently 53 cases, 1 death
  • Avamere Waterford - Investigation began November 4; currently 3 cases, no deaths
  • Hearthstone Nursing and Rehabilitation Center - Investigation began October 10; currently 4 cases, no deaths
  • Linda Vista - Investigation began October 16; currently 10 cases, no deaths
  • Orchard Assisted Living - Investigation began October 5; currently 8 cases, no deaths
  • Rogue Valley Manor - Investigation began October 6; currently 12 cases, no deaths
  • Table Rock Memory Care - Investigation began on November 8; currently 49 cases, no deaths

“We need to do things differently this Thanksgiving to protect our loved ones, ourselves, and the community as a whole. We know that social gatherings are one of the main reasons we are seeing COVID-19 increase and spread throughout communities right now,” states Dr. Jim Shames. “This Thanksgiving, it is best to stay local and only gather with people you live with. If you do gather with others outside of your household, limit it to only one other household and to six or fewer people, wear a mask, and do what you can to increase the indoor ventilation, and let’s not forget to wash your hands and use physical distancing.”

In response to the surging cases, Governor Kate Brown ordered a two-week "freeze" statewide on many business and social activities. She also joined the governors of Washington and California in issuing a travel advisory, urging residents to limit non-essential travel and self-quarantine if traveling out-of-state. 

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Cases: 345344

Reported Deaths: 4084
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Washington37724310
Marion35705439
Clackamas28835298
Lane26661291
Jackson22465297
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Linn12200114
Douglas11664238
Josephine9174191
Yamhill8438108
Klamath7549106
Polk707380
Malheur542374
Benton521531
Coos481591
Columbia368143
Jefferson355650
Union309944
Lincoln306033
Wasco275839
Crook263643
Clatsop238027
Baker195628
Tillamook191926
Hood River186036
Morrow180223
Curry177019
Harney106424
Grant96512
Lake86910
Wallowa65712
Gilliam1484
Sherman1453
Wheeler941
Unassigned00

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Cases: 4802761

Reported Deaths: 70456
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles147341026379
Riverside3689534978
San Diego3631694151
San Bernardino3558485562
Orange3224975513
Sacramento1574982273
Santa Clara1443001886
Fresno1437452048
Kern1437161600
Alameda1197741365
San Joaquin1016431696
Ventura1004421162
Contra Costa99102969
Stanislaus849231310
Tulare78753945
San Francisco53974644
San Mateo53781618
Monterey50676582
Solano45734334
Santa Barbara44770518
Merced41680577
Sonoma40638400
Placer38813412
Imperial35591762
Kings32197312
San Luis Obispo29590330
Madera23420281
Butte23298257
Shasta23230334
Santa Cruz20830217
Yolo20092247
Marin17570243
El Dorado16947149
Sutter13762169
Napa12797100
Yuba992780
Tehama9240103
Humboldt9085108
Nevada902590
Mendocino751686
Lassen743743
San Benito735972
Tuolumne671793
Lake6499103
Amador536763
Siskiyou442742
Glenn429930
Calaveras380279
Del Norte355739
Colusa301618
Inyo194239
Mono16285
Plumas15476
Mariposa126215
Trinity85811
Modoc6678
Sierra1710
Unassigned1480
Alpine1020
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