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Jackson County reports 10 new COVID-19 cases, stresses precautions

Public health officials underlined the need to practice physical distancing, sanitation, and wear face coverings after a month of record cases.

Posted: Jul 30, 2020 11:30 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Public health officials in Jackson County reported 10 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, stressing the need to take necessary precautions after a month of record cases.

The latest cases bring Jackson County's total to 335. Officials reported the first coronavirus-related death of a county resident on Wednesday, a 65-year-old man who passed away at a Portland hospital. 28 people in Jackson County have been hospitalized since the pandemic began, with 18 of those reported in July alone.

“It took nearly 4 months into the pandemic for Jackson County to hit 100 cases," said Jackson Baures, division manager for Jackson County Public Health. “It took just 3 weeks to reach 200 cases, and just 11 days to reach 300 cases.”

Jackson County Public Health stressed the importance of people to taking preventative action to help prevent and slow the spread of COVID-19 — wearing a mask, practicing physical distancing, washing hands regularly, and frequently disinfecting surfaces that are touched often.

"The science on COVID-19 is growing, and it is clear that masks slow the spread of COVID-19," the agency said. "There is emerging evidence that masks/face coverings protect the wearer from other people by filtering out some virus particles that can cause infection."

Based on Jackson County's weekly numbers, new cases peaked during the first week of July. 44 new cases were reported during the week that began on June 29, dropping to 28 the following week.

Testing has followed a vaguely similar arc in Jackson County — though not the same — with the total number of tests processed peaking during the week of June 22 at 1,367 tests processed. The following two weeks saw a gradual drop in tests, with 1,329 processed during the week of June 29 and 1,246 processed the week of July 6.

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