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Jackson County reports 7th COVID-19 death; possible outbreak linked to Costco

Jackson County Public Health said that a 78-year-old man died at Ashland Community Hospital on Tuesday.

Posted: Oct 28, 2020 11:16 AM
Updated: Oct 28, 2020 11:36 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — A Wednesday coronavirus update from Jackson County Public Health was full of distressing news — another death attributed to the virus, another day of more than 30 new cases, and a possible outbreak linked to Costco in Central Point.

Public health officials reported that the seventh coronavirus death in Jackson County was a 78-year-old man. He tested positive on October 13 and died on October 27 at Ashland Community Hospital. He had underlying conditions, officials said.

Jackson County Public Health said that it is investigating a "possible" COVID-19 outbreak at Costco. The investigation began back on October 7, with five cases linked — four employees and one close contact. The investigation is still ongoing.

The agency reported 35 new cases on Wednesday, bringing the County's total cases since the start of the pandemic to 1,742.

Last Wednesday, Jackson county reported 36 new cases, a record single-day high. Daily case rates remained above 30 through Saturday, but dipped again Sunday through Tuesday.

While the number of new cases does not mean much in and of itself, Jackson County has not seen a significant corresponding uptick in total number of people tested. Test positivity — the percentage of positive tests out of total tests performed — has continued to rise since mid-September.

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

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