MEDFORD, Ore-- According to data collected by the Oregon Health Authority, Jackson County experienced 227 cases of Covid-19 last week, a slight increase from two weeks ago.
Over the last two weeks Jackson County has reported 440 cases of Covid-19, 213 cases two weeks ago, as new cases continue to decline compared last month.
Jackson County Public Health is reporting 15 new cases of the virus on Sunday. This means that Jackson County is 47 cases away from surpassing 11,000 total cases.
Jackson County Public Health also reported one new death from Covid-19 on Sunday. Oregon’s 2587th death was an 88-year-old man from Jackson county who tested positive on Apr. 22 and died on Apr. 22 at Providence Medford Medical Center. The Oregon Health Authority says that the man had underlying conditions.
More than 140 people have now died from Covid-19 in Jackson County.
But even with new Covid-19 cases and deaths slowing down across Jackson County, Health officials are asking that everyone still follow current mask and physical distancing requirements in businesses.
Last week, Governor Kate Brown announced that Oregon would be following new guidance by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, that vaccinated people no longer need to wear masks indoors.
On Sunday, Jackson County Public Health released a statement that until more information can be given on how to verify vaccinated people, all current procedures in businesses should remain in place.