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Jackson County reports new record daily high for COVID-19 cases

County public health officials reported 27 new cases on Thursday, the highest since cases peaked in mid-August.

Posted: Oct 1, 2020 11:07 AM
Updated: Oct 1, 2020 11:09 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Public health officials in Jackson County reported 27 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, the highest single-day count since the pandemic began.

Thursday's cases brought the County total to 1,217, at least 176 of which are considered "active infectious." Jackson County reported its sixth death attributed to the virus on Wednesday, a 61-year-old man. 88 people have been hospitalized with the virus since the pandemic began, up from 10 at the beginning of July.

Cases in Jackson County peaked in mid-August, prompting Governor Kate Brown to place the county on Oregon's "watch list." Jackson County was removed from the list on September 11 after case counts fell — but cases have been climbing steadily once more in the wake of the Labor Day holiday.

"The more people a person interacts with and for extended amounts of time increases a person’s risk for contracting and spreading COVID-19. This includes attending and hosting social gatherings with extended family and friends," Jackson County health officials said. "Activities that take place outdoors that allow for enough room to maintain physical distancing and involve fewer people are lower risk activities than activities that take place indoors that do not allow for physical distancing and involve more people."

Since wildfires have displaced many people in Jackson County, causing some family units to shelter with others, Jackson County is recommending that those co-habitating wear a mask inside, observe proper cleaning and disinfecting, and seek testing for even mild COVID-19 symptoms.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 224547

Reported Deaths: 2877
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Washington28176259
Marion24842333
Clackamas20349243
Lane15401176
Jackson13240160
Deschutes1074187
Umatilla988394
Linn644882
Yamhill515882
Klamath498279
Douglas479594
Polk440457
Josephine438076
Malheur370967
Benton354822
Jefferson252842
Coos241040
Columbia213732
Union175924
Wasco160631
Lincoln159122
Crook144724
Hood River128934
Morrow125017
Clatsop123711
Baker116018
Curry86512
Tillamook7985
Grant5657
Lake4868
Harney46611
Wallowa2486
Gilliam881
Sherman872
Wheeler491
Unassigned00

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Cases: 4003787

Reported Deaths: 64620
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Riverside3112424667
San Bernardino3095025265
San Diego3011003805
Orange2856205146
Santa Clara1245862183
Sacramento1178311790
Kern1143421428
Fresno1057321746
Alameda980131290
Ventura845891046
Contra Costa78084836
San Joaquin776151461
Stanislaus666191097
Tulare50731854
San Mateo45255588
Monterey44651528
San Francisco41758565
Solano36525261
Santa Barbara36106469
Sonoma33414331
Merced33321485
Imperial29333746
Placer25624307
Kings23790251
San Luis Obispo22356267
Madera17220249
Santa Cruz16779207
Yolo15149215
Marin15039243
Butte13523205
Shasta13179242
El Dorado11312121
Napa1055282
Sutter10343127
Yuba712950
San Benito632664
Tehama592766
Lassen590526
Nevada568575
Humboldt535154
Mendocino485652
Tuolumne469173
Lake440866
Amador395348
Siskiyou259640
Glenn248127
Colusa238118
Calaveras235658
Del Norte174710
Inyo148238
Mono13395
Plumas7926
Modoc5767
Mariposa5377
Trinity4696
Sierra1370
Alpine910
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