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Jackson County reports record-high COVID-19 cases for second consecutive day

After a single-day high on Thursday, public health officials reported another record high on Friday.

Posted: Oct 30, 2020 11:52 AM
Updated: Oct 30, 2020 12:03 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — After a single-day high for new coronavirus cases on Thursday, public health officials in Jackson County reported another record high on Friday.

Jackson County Public health said that there were 69 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, easily topping the 54 reported one day prior.

Public health officials underlined that the number of tests performed in Jackson County has remained steady, averaging 2,000 to 2,140 tests per week over the past three weeks. Test positivity, the ratio of positive tests out of total tests, has continued to climb — reaching 8.1 percent last week.

“The increase in the test positivity rate tells us that we truly have a rise in cases and that it is not due to the volume of tests performed in Jackson County,” said Dr. Jim Shames, Jackson County Health Officer. "To see these large numbers of new COVID-19 infections in the last couple of days is incredibly alarming.

"We believe that the rise in cases is because people are engaging in social gatherings and household gatherings. In these situations, people are most likely not staying home if they are feeling under the weather, are not wearing a mask or staying 6 feet or more away from other people, and are not keeping the indoor gathering size to 10 or fewer people.”

Jackson County is not alone in seeing cases spike. The increase mirrors developments in Oregon over the past several weeks, and in other states across the U.S.

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

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

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
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Curry1052
Lake980
Harney861
Wallowa702
Sherman230
Gilliam210
Wheeler20
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Cases: 1114524

Reported Deaths: 18726
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San Bernardino845311129
Riverside806761400
San Diego71648968
Orange696941554
Kern38316445
Fresno35973471
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Alameda27485499
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Stanislaus20370416
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
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