SEVERE WX : Red Flag Warning View Alerts

Jackson County reports 36 new COVID-19 cases, busting previous single-day record

Jackson County's Health Officer, Dr. Jim Shames, called the development 'concerning.'

Posted: Oct 21, 2020 12:36 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County has again broken the record for coronavirus cases in a single day, with public health officials reporting 36 new cases on Wednesday.

The last high, reached on October 14, was for 28 cases.

“We are going in the wrong direction, and it is concerning,” said Dr. Jim Shames, Jackson County Health Officer. “Cases are rising exponentially across Europe, states in the U.S. are reporting increases, including Oregon, and here we are in Jackson County, reporting our highest daily total since the beginning of the pandemic. It is a concerning time because we are entering fall and winter, where people are indoors more, we all must do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19.”

Jackson County Public Health said that it has seen several remarkably high-case days within the past week, and set a weekly record for new cases.

With Wednesday's numbers, Jackson County has now seen 1,554 confirmed and presumptive cases since the beginning of the pandemic — the vast majority (over 1,400) confirmed by a positive test. Roughly 200 of those cases are still considered active.

111 people in Jackson County have been hospitalized with COVID-19 since the pandemic began, up from 10 at the beginning of July.

The last recorded test positivity rate, gathered from data during the week of October 4, was 6.2 percent. With the most recent trends reported by Jackson County Public Health, that rate is likely to rise.

This is a developing story and will be updated with more details as they emerge.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 206851

Reported Deaths: 2756
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah40371614
Washington26781248
Marion23425323
Clackamas18932235
Lane13908164
Jackson11535146
Deschutes1001882
Umatilla859387
Linn561181
Yamhill478279
Klamath477678
Polk399356
Douglas388483
Malheur361463
Josephine360672
Benton326522
Jefferson237039
Coos216637
Columbia192129
Union149924
Wasco144430
Lincoln143021
Crook129223
Hood River121633
Morrow115416
Clatsop10589
Baker101115
Curry71011
Tillamook6604
Grant5507
Lake4678
Harney4339
Wallowa1945
Gilliam801
Sherman671
Wheeler351
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3809710

Reported Deaths: 63356
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles124774424456
Riverside3016684627
San Bernardino2992894845
San Diego2818103771
Orange2730575113
Santa Clara1201632188
Kern1107991404
Sacramento1078211736
Fresno1029471724
Alameda896591277
Ventura816611031
San Joaquin747271440
Contra Costa70730813
Stanislaus634971070
Tulare49776849
Monterey43836432
San Mateo42681581
San Francisco37269556
Santa Barbara34613455
Solano33762266
Merced32313478
Sonoma30884317
Imperial28855741
Placer23589299
Kings23195247
San Luis Obispo21421261
Madera16638245
Santa Cruz16246208
Marin14206230
Yolo14160212
Butte12668194
Shasta12630233
El Dorado10396116
Napa1002680
Sutter9663113
Yuba648951
San Benito610963
Lassen578424
Tehama573463
Nevada491975
Humboldt449948
Mendocino434050
Tuolumne421271
Amador374047
Lake356345
Glenn243427
Siskiyou239637
Colusa228418
Calaveras220756
Del Norte14588
Inyo143438
Mono12954
Plumas7366
Modoc5585
Mariposa4657
Trinity4225
Sierra1160
Alpine890
Unassigned280
Medford
Partly Cloudy
92° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 67°
Feels Like: 89°
Brookings
Partly Cloudy
54° wxIcon
Hi: 71° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 54°
Crater Lake
Partly Cloudy
92° wxIcon
Hi: 72° Lo: 52°
Feels Like: 89°
Grants Pass
Partly Cloudy
92° wxIcon
Hi: 94° Lo: 65°
Feels Like: 89°
Klamath Falls
Partly Cloudy
83° wxIcon
Hi: 83° Lo: 62°
Feels Like: 81°
Numerous Tuesday Thunderstorms
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Community Events