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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
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MEDFORD, OR 97501
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COVID-19 News & Information in Jackson County, Oregon

17 August 2021

COVID-19 Updates - August 17, 2021

COVID-19 Updates - August 17, 2021

Jackson County Public Health and the hospital systems continue to encourage the community to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and provide relief to the hospital system and to the public health system. The best way to stop the spread of the Delta variant is to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks.

All three COVID-19 vaccines in the United States prevent severe illness, hospitalization, and death, and are effective against the Delta variant. High vaccination coverage will reduce the spread of the virus in Jackson County and elsewhere, protect our healthcare and public health infrastructure, and help prevent new variants from emerging.

Masks, face coverings, or face shields are required in all indoor spaces. Read the full Oregon Administrative Rule.

Testing remains an essential strategy in this pandemic, and the demand for testing has increased in Jackson County. It is important not to go to the Emergency Department just for COVID-19 testing. If you have a medical emergency, it remains critical that you access emergency care when needed.

Where to Get Tested in Jackson County

  • Asante COVID-19 Specimen Collection Center: 1321 Center Dr., Medford OR. 541- 789-2233
  • Providence Stewart Meadows Urgent Care: 70 Bower Dr. Suite 110, Medford OR. 541- 732-3962
  • Walgreens:
    o 210 E Barnett Rd., Medford
    o 2280 W. Main St., Medford
    o 433 N Front St., Central Point
  • Valley Immediate Care:
    o 1700 E. Barnett, Medford
    o 1600 Delta Waters Suite 107, Medford
    o 1401 Siskiyou Blvd. Suite 1, Ashland
  • Rite Aid: 636 N. Main St., Phoenix
  • La Clinica Wellness/Respiratory Center: 730 Biddle Rd., Medford

Daily Number of New COVID-19 Cases in Jackson County

As of 12:01 a.m. on August 17, 2021, County Public Health is reporting 242 new cases of COVID-19 bringing the total cases in Jackson County to 15,289.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties)

As of 7:50 a.m. on August 17, 2021, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 185, and there are 48 patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit.

The total number of patients in hospital beds may fluctuate between report times. The numbers do not reflect admissions per day nor the length of hospital stay. Staffing limitations are not captured in this data and may further limit bed capacity.

COVID-19 Related Deaths

Jackson County Public Health reports 5 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 175 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County’s 171st COVID-19 death is a 47-year-old woman who tested positive on July 23 and died on August 14 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 172nd COVID-19 death is a 71-year-old man who tested positive on July 23 and died on August 14 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 173rd COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old woman who tested positive on July 28 and died on August 15 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 174th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman who tested positive on July 30 and died on August 14 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 175th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man who tested positive on August 5 and died on August 13 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

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