Jackson County reports 23 new COVID-19 cases on Monday

Jackson County was placed on Oregon's COVID-19 'watch list' last week due to a rise in community spread cases.

Posted: Aug 24, 2020 12:17 PM
Updated: Aug 24, 2020 12:26 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Public Health continues to report a rise in coronavirus cases into this week, with 23 new cases on Monday. The county was placed on Oregon's COVID-19 "watch list" last week due to an apparent rise in cases from community spread.

The latest cases brought Jackson County's total since the beginning of the pandemic to 710, with at least 222 of those cases considered "active infectious."


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Hospitalizations in Jackson County have also continued to rise, with at least 58 hospitalized since the beginning of the pandemic as of last Friday — up from 10 at the beginning of July. Two deaths in the county have been attributed to COVID-19 since the end of July.

"Jackson County is on the Governor’s Watch List due to an increase in sporadic cases, indicating community spread. Jackson County Public Health continues to stress the importance that everyone in Jackson County needs 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 in a statement. "These actions, taken by everyone, will slow the spread of COVID-19 in Jackson County and help Jackson County to be removed from the Governor’s Watch List. These actions will also help position Jackson County to create safer environments for students and teachers, and allow for them to return to the classroom this fall."

Officials in Jackson County are not recommending masks or face coverings that have exhalation valves or vents, such as N95 masks. The agency continues to urge people to follow the "three Ws" — wear a face covering, watch your distance, and wash your hands.

Josephine and Klamath counties also reported new cases on Monday, but both with much smaller numbers. Josephine County reported two new cases, bringing the county total to 150 since the pandemic began. Klamath County reported four new cases, bringing the county total to 225.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 65170

Reported Deaths: 820
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Washington881596
Marion8321127
Clackamas535376
Umatilla409948
Lane382037
Jackson335623
Malheur230839
Deschutes191114
Yamhill156516
Linn126018
Polk105115
Douglas80415
Jefferson76511
Benton7097
Union6912
Klamath6854
Morrow6197
Lincoln56313
Wasco47218
Josephine4314
Columbia4223
Coos3831
Hood River3611
Clatsop3330
Baker2573
Crook1906
Grant1221
Tillamook1110
Curry1052
Lake980
Harney861
Wallowa702
Sherman230
Gilliam210
Wheeler20
Unassigned00

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Cases: 1114524

Reported Deaths: 18726
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San Bernardino845311129
Riverside806761400
San Diego71648968
Orange696941554
Kern38316445
Fresno35973471
Sacramento33133546
Santa Clara30676463
Alameda27485499
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Tulare19752303
Ventura18040174
Imperial15053353
San Francisco14445158
Monterey13886113
San Mateo13203169
Sonoma11428155
Merced10986176
Santa Barbara10922133
Kings1003886
Solano934980
Marin7518128
Placer577867
Madera571480
San Luis Obispo561835
Yolo419975
Shasta409542
Santa Cruz389827
Butte366459
Napa275717
Sutter263813
El Dorado19304
San Benito174115
Yuba173210
Lassen14803
Tehama143523
Mendocino138522
Nevada10189
Lake83218
Glenn8296
Humboldt7309
Tuolumne7088
Colusa6426
Mono4993
Siskiyou4951
Amador45016
Calaveras43421
Inyo28316
Del Norte2731
Plumas1770
Trinity1130
Modoc1110
Mariposa1042
Alpine420
Sierra170
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