COVID-19

69 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by the Jackson County Public Health

Medford, OR – 69 new COVID-19 cases have been confirmed by the Jackson County Public Health. Unfortunately, the JCPH reported 3more deaths due to coronavirus, bringing the local death toll to 69 since the pandemic began.

According to the Jackson County Public Health officials, a 79-year-old man tested positive on November 22 and died December 27 at Providence Medford Medical Center. Another 79-year-old man tested positive on December 18 and died December 26 at Ashland Community Hospital. Both men had underlying conditions.

An 86-year-old man tested positive on December 24 and died the next day at Rogue Regional Medical Center. Officials said that the presence of underlying conditions is still being confirmed.

Jackson County also reported 69 new cases of the coronavirus on Monday, bringing the total since the beginning of the pandemic to 5,686. At least 744 of those cases are still considered active as of Sunday.

Cases have been roughly trending downward since peaking at the beginning of December, but are far from going back to the comparatively low levels seen at the beginning of October.

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