MEDFORD, Ore-- On Saturday, Jackson County Public Health Officials announced that the county has now experienced 100 total deaths. It's taken Jackson County a little more than six months to reach 100 total deaths after the county reported its first death related to Covid-19 back on July 29th, 2020.
Health officials in Jackson County reported 42 new cases of coronavirus and 2 more deaths today. The 42 new cases increases the county's total up to 7,459.
Jackson County's 99th COVID-19 death was an 86-year-old woman who tested positive on December 24 and died on January 1 at her residence. While Jackson County's 100th COVID-19 death was a 93-year-old woman who tested positive on January 28 and died on January 29 at Rogue Regional Medical Center.
Both patients had underlying health conditions.
Although Jackson County has reached this new and grim milestone, health officials around the county are working to increase vaccinations to reduce the spread and effects of Covid-19.
According to the latest numbers from the Oregon Health Authority Jackson County has now vaccinated 17,373 people. Of those 17,000 plus vaccinations, 14,259 people have received their first shot while 3,114 people have been completely vaccinated.