Late Saturday night, Josephine County health officials reported a new death from the coronavirus within the county.
According to health officials, the new death was from a 91-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 on December 2 and passed away on December 10 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. Josephine County Public Health says that the man did have underlying health conditions.
This is the tenth death that the county has seen since the start of the pandemic and is the fourth death so far this week.
The Oregon Health Authority also reported 43 new cases of the virus today as well for the county. Josephine County has now seen 811 cases since the beginning of the pandemic in Oregon.
The County has also reported 155 new cases of the coronavirus just this week.