MEDFORD, Ore. — Public health officials in Jackson County marked a new daily high for coronavirus cases on Wednesday, with 28 new confirmed and presumptive cases.
"Today is the highest reported number of daily COVID-19 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in Jackson County," the county Public Health agency said in a statement. "This update brings the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 1,413."
Of those cases, at least 195 are still considered "active infectious." A total of 103 people have been hospitalized with the virus since March — up from 10 at the beginning of July.
This week saw the beginning of several free COVID-19 testing events in the county, with testing available to anyone — regardless of symptoms. The process uses a "PCR" test, collecting nasal swabs with results expected within four days.
Wednesday's event is located at Medford Cornerstone Church at 608 N Bartlett Street from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. It is a walk-up testing event.