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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

23 August 2021

COVID-19 Updates - August 23, 2021

COVID-19 Updates - August 23, 2021

Jackson County continues to see a record number of new COVID-19 cases, outbreaks, and hospitalizations.

Jackson County Public Health and the hospital systems are encouraging the community to help slow the spread of COVID-19 and provide relief to the hospital system. The best way to stop the spread of the Delta variant is to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks. Masks, face coverings, or face shields are required in all indoor spaces in Oregon. Read the full Oregon Administrative Rule.

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.

Where to get vaccinated in Jackson County:

https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID19/Vaccine-Appointments/where-to-get-vaccinated-in-jackson-county.

Call 211 information for vaccination sites or visit the Oregon Health Authority Vaccine Finder site.

Weekly Number of New COVID-19 Cases

For week 33 (August 15 –August 21), Jackson County Public Health reported 1,140 new COVID19 cases. The total number of cases reported since the pandemic is now 16,362.

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

As of 8:30 a.m. on August 23, 2021, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 209, and there are 41 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 184 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County’s 180th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old man who tested positive on June 28 and died on August 15 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 181st COVID-19 death is a 49-year-old man who tested positive on July 13 and died on August 16 at Asante Ashland Community Hospital. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 182nd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man who tested positive on July 30 and died on August 11 at their residence. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 183rd COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man who tested positive on August 14 and died on August 19 at Providence Medford Medical Center. Presence of underlying health conditions is being confirmed.

Jackson County’s 184th COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man who tested positive on August 15 and died on August 19 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. Presence of underlying health conditions is being confirmed.

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