Josephine County reports COVID-19 death; Jackson County posts new record high cases

Public health officials in Josephine County reported on Tuesday that a 75-year-old man died of coronavirus complications last week.

Posted: Nov 3, 2020 12:18 PM
Updated: Nov 3, 2020 12:22 PM

GRANTS PASS, Ore. — Josephine County Public Health reported a new death attributed to coronavirus on Tuesday, while Jackson County officials marked a new single-day high for cases.

According to Josephine County, a 75-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 on September 28 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. He died roughly one month later, on October 29. Officials said that he had underlying conditions.

This is the fourth fatality attributed to coronavirus in Josephine County. The last was an 84-year-old man who died on October 12.

Despite the death, Josephine County's case rates have remained low. Officials reported just two new cases on Tuesday, bringing the county total to 278 since the start of the pandemic.

It's a different story in Jackson County, where public health officials marked a new single-day high for cases on Tuesday, with 70 confirmed or presumptive — bringing the county total to 1,998 since the beginning of the pandemic.

“The increase in COVID cases Jackson County has seen in the last three weeks is not good news,” said Jackson County Health Officer Dr. Jim Shames. “People are beginning to congregate indoors because of the colder weather. Congregating indoors, with people outside of your family, not wearing masks, not practicing physical distancing, and without good indoor air ventilation, increases the spread of COVID.”

In the past three weeks, Jackson County has seen multiple daily and weekly case records, without any substantive increase in the number of tests performed.

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

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