MEDFORD, Ore-- On Sunday, Jackson County Public reported seven new cases of Covid-19 and one new death, marking the first time in several months that the county has reported almost less than 100 new cases of the virus in a week since September, 2020.
With the seven new cases of Covid-19 reported on Sunday, Jackson County's weekly coronavirus total for last week reached 102 cases. This marks the third week in a row that Jackson County has experienced a decline in new coronavirus cases.
The 102 new cases last week also marks an important milestone for the decline of the Covid-19 pandemic in Jackson County, as it has been several months since Jackson County reported anywhere near 100 cases during a seven-day period.
Back in September, 2020, Jackson County reported multiple weeks of new cases being slightly over the 100 mark, before new cases began to explode to the 200's, 300's 400's and even 500's in a week over the next few months.
But since Covid-19 cases spiked towards the end of November and early parts into December, new Covid-19 cases have been steadily declining, excluded a peak towards the middle part of March and April, in which new cases increased.
However, it's still been several months since Jackson County experienced a week in which it did not surpass the 100 mark threshold of new cases. The last time that happened, was back on the week on September 13, when the county reported 72 cases of the virus.
But if new Covid-19 cases continues to follow this path of reduction, and new vaccinations continue to increase, weekly coronavirus cases could fall below the 100 mark in the next few weeks.