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Jackson County reports record daily high of 23 COVID-19 cases

Friday's update marks the highest number of new coronavirus cases in Jackson County since the beginning of the pandemic.

Posted: Aug 14, 2020 11:22 AM
Updated: Aug 14, 2020 11:29 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. — Jackson County Public Health reported 23 new cases of coronavirus on Friday, the highest daily total since the pandemic reached southern Oregon in March.

Friday's update brought the county total to 536 total cases, at least 157 of which are considered active infectious cases. Two deaths have been attributed to the virus, and Jackson County reports 44 total hospitalizations since the pandemic began — up from 10 at the beginning of July.

One case reported on Thursday was a "duplicate," health officials said, and has been removed from the total case count.

"The more people a person interacts with and for extended amounts of time, the higher the risk of contracting and spreading COVID-19," Jackson County said. "By knowing and understanding the risk of our actions and activities, we can make informed decisions that not only impact our own health but also protect the health of everyone around us. It is important that people not treat one location safer than another and continue wearing a face covering, use physical distancing, and washing your hands."

Jackson County has been tracking its test positivity rate, which has become vital for schools looking to reopen under state COVID-19 metrics. The last available full week of testing, August 2 to 8, produced a positivity rate of 4.3 percent — an improvement over prior weeks, and good news for school officials.

The county positivity rate must be 5 percent or less for three weeks in a row for in-person classes to resume for at least grades K-3, but schools are also beholden to a case rate of fewer than 30 cases per 100,000 people in the county.

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

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 139355

Reported Deaths: 1904
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah29403466
Washington19370183
Marion16840250
Clackamas12186142
Lane8850113
Jackson723497
Umatilla702874
Deschutes528341
Yamhill333851
Linn322950
Malheur321755
Polk259940
Klamath256848
Josephine186836
Benton184614
Douglas180547
Jefferson173925
Union115817
Wasco112723
Columbia108218
Lincoln104417
Coos102116
Hood River99423
Morrow96810
Clatsop7185
Crook66914
Baker5835
Tillamook3732
Curry3275
Lake2605
Grant2171
Harney1906
Wallowa1003
Gilliam531
Sherman480
Wheeler201
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3235045

Reported Deaths: 38268
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles108548815614
San Bernardino2685421719
Riverside2668492970
Orange2391752768
San Diego2300662421
Santa Clara991741278
Kern91119591
Fresno863361084
Sacramento846531194
Alameda71298906
Ventura67066546
San Joaquin60545844
Contra Costa55593492
Stanislaus49500803
Tulare43574542
Monterey38434261
San Mateo34510356
San Francisco30734293
Santa Barbara27149267
Solano27141118
Imperial25745510
Merced25743332
Sonoma25160251
Kings20223161
Placer18034188
San Luis Obispo17151161
Madera14068175
Santa Cruz13088136
Marin12067166
Yolo11276146
Shasta10144132
Butte9865136
El Dorado824566
Sutter812984
Napa807050
Lassen530916
San Benito523851
Yuba522730
Tehama456446
Tuolumne351241
Nevada339473
Mendocino332236
Amador307433
Lake272932
Humboldt265227
Glenn202822
Colusa19079
Calaveras171323
Siskiyou150413
Mono11454
Inyo105329
Del Norte8783
Plumas6185
Modoc3924
Mariposa3575
Trinity3065
Sierra950
Alpine740
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