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COVID-19 News & Information in Jackson County, Oregon

24 August 2021

COVID-19 Updates - August 24, 2021

COVID-19 Updates - August 24, 2021

Jackson County continues to see a record number of new COVID-19 cases, outbreaks, and hospitalizations. “Our healthcare and public health systems are working tirelessly to ensure this pandemic slows downs and lives are saved, but we cannot do this on our own,” states Tanya Phillips, Health Promotion Manager for Jackson County Public Health.

“We need everyone to do their part by getting vaccinated, wearing masks, and making smart decisions about the activities they engage in. Our healthcare providers and public health professionals have been responding to COVID-19 for over a year now; they continue to work endless hours to keep our community safe and are experiencing the worst of this pandemic right now. They are exhausted; please help our community overcome this and do your part,” says Dr. Jim Shames, Health Officer for Jackson County.

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.

Daily Number of New COVID-19 Cases

As of 12:01 a.m. on August 24, 2021, Jackson County Public Health is reporting 242 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total cases in Jackson County to 16,603.

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

As of 10:00 a.m. on August 24, 2021, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 219, and there are 55 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 6 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 190 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County’s 185th COVID-19 death is an 88-year-old woman who tested positive on July 11 and died on August 17 at their residence. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 186th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman who tested positive on July 31 and died on August 20 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 187th COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old woman who tested positive on August 6 and died on August 22 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 188th COVID-19 death is a 73-year-old man who tested positive on August 7 and died on August 21 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 189th COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old woman who tested positive on August 16 and died on August 21 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 190th COVID-19 death is a 95-year-old man who tested positive on August 19 and died on August 21 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

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