MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Public Health reported 15 new cases of coronavirus on Thursday, bringing the county above 500 cases since the pandemic reached southern Oregon in March.
The new cases put Jackson County's total at 514, of which at least 152 are considered active infectious cases. There have been two deaths attributed to COVID-19 within the past month.
According to Jackson County's most recent demographic data, last updated on Wednesday, 41 people have been hospitalized since the pandemic began — up from just 10 at the beginning of July.
At least 21,030 tests have been processed from Jackson County since the pandemic began, with 20,606 negative results and 424 positive as of Wednesday.
"Jackson County Public Health continues to stress the importance of everyone in Jackson County to take preventative action and wear a facial covering, practice physical distancing, wash your hands regularly, frequently disinfect surfaces that or touched often," the agency said. "These actions will help slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community."