Jackson County Public Health reports 82 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on December 11, 2020. Additionally, two cases were removed from the total case count that had a previous reporting date. These updates bring the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 4,704. Jackson County reports three new COVID-19 death; this update brings the total COVID-19 deaths to 48.
Jackson County’s 46th COVID-19 death is an 87-year-old male who tested positive on November 17 and died on December 3 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
Jackson County’s 47th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old male who tested positive on November 21 and died on November 29 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. The patient had underlying conditions.
Jackson County’s 48th COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old female who became symptomatic on December 3 after contact with a confirmed case and died on December 6 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.
For additional information, visit the Jackson County COVID-19 Data Dashboard at Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage. The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard website does publish Jackson County COVID-19 data.
How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Jackson County Public Health understands that most people are burnt out from hearing about COVID-19 and using the strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. But, it remains essential to continue to use multiple non-pharmaceutical strategies to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We understand that communities are exhausted from dealing with this, but we cannot let our guards down yet,” states Dr. Jim Shames, Jackson County Health Officer. According to the Centers for Disease Control, no single strategy can control the pandemic; instead, a multipronged approach using all available evidence-based strategies at the individual and community levels can break transmission chains and address high levels of community transmission; reduce related illnesses, long-term sequelae, and deaths; and mitigate the pandemic’s economic impact.1