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Josephine County Public Health reports ninth COVID-19 death

This marks the second Josephine County death attributed to coronavirus within the past two days.

Posted: Dec 10, 2020 4:29 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Public health officials in Josephine County reported the area's ninth death attributed to coronavirus on Thursday.

According to Josephine County Public Health, a 68-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 on November 18 and died at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass on December 9.

Unlike the majority of COVID-19 deaths, which overwhelmingly affect older people or those with medical vulnerabilities, the 68-year-old had no known underlying conditions, officials said.

Josephine County reported its eighth death, a 73-year-old woman, on Wednesday. She also passed away at Asante Three RIvers.

The public health staff in Josephine County have ceased reporting daily case numbers, citing the recent surge in cases which has forced them to redirect personnel toward case outreach, contact tracing, and data entry. According to an agency official, Josephine County Public Health is working to hiring more staff.

Across Oregon, county public health agencies have had to fall back to a triage method of contact tracing after the surge overwhelmed their capacity to trace every positive case. Both Jackson and Klamath County officials have said that they are prioritizing follow-up on cases among higher-risk groups for that reason.

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

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Cases: 133205

Reported Deaths: 1800
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Multnomah28337458
Washington18644171
Marion16172238
Clackamas11642138
Lane8272108
Jackson689285
Umatilla676568
Deschutes495236
Yamhill318245
Malheur313152
Linn310846
Polk244640
Klamath242838
Josephine173533
Jefferson170225
Benton169514
Douglas167743
Union111416
Wasco107123
Columbia104318
Lincoln99117
Hood River95121
Coos93715
Morrow93310
Clatsop6865
Crook61010
Baker5685
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Curry3245
Lake2305
Grant2131
Harney1754
Wallowa963
Gilliam511
Sherman470
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Cases: 2988326

Reported Deaths: 33589
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Los Angeles101466213848
San Bernardino2512131560
Riverside2394122517
San Diego2117872103
Orange2108132367
Santa Clara926251065
Kern84644565
Fresno81294932
Sacramento791221080
Alameda66583757
Ventura60368412
San Joaquin56642748
Contra Costa51573446
Stanislaus42337739
Tulare40655501
Monterey35418250
San Mateo31805294
San Francisco28853254
Imperial25140463
Solano24732105
Santa Barbara24149231
Sonoma23607234
Merced23492296
Kings19125133
Placer16995173
San Luis Obispo15466128
Madera13193130
Santa Cruz12026113
Marin11482153
Yolo10406131
Shasta9594117
Butte9359121
El Dorado757544
Sutter756077
Napa735639
Lassen509413
San Benito488243
Yuba481827
Tehama397142
Tuolumne330438
Nevada314473
Mendocino307631
Amador298629
Lake250428
Humboldt229424
Glenn189419
Colusa16919
Calaveras159623
Siskiyou140813
Mono10834
Inyo92429
Del Norte8532
Plumas5735
Modoc3793
Mariposa3444
Trinity3024
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Sierra700
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