Last week, Jackson County saw the highest number of new cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic. Jackson County Public Health continues to see a sharp increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases, COVID-19 outbreaks, and people hospitalized for COVID-19 at an alarming rate.
“The increase in cases also means we have an increase in the number of people seeking testing,” states Tanya Phillips, Health Promotion Manager for Jackson County. “It is important that people know where to access testing and that they are not showing up to emergency departments just to get tested for COVID-19. We need to be sure this critical resource remains available to the people who have a health emergency.”
The best way to stop the spread of the Delta variant is to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks. All three vaccines being used in the United States are preventing 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 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
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: 636 N. Main St., Medford
When to Seek Emergency Medical Attention
Look for emergency warning signs for COVID-19. If someone is showing any of these signs, seek emergency medical care immediately:
- Trouble breathing
- Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
- New confusion
- Inability to wake or stay awake
- Pale, gray, or blue-colored skin, lips, or nail beds, depending on skin tone This list is not all possible symptoms. Please call your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.
Call 911 or call ahead to your local emergency facility: Notify the operator that you are seeking care for someone who has or may have COVID-19.
Weekly and Two-Week Number of New COVID-19 Cases
For week 31 (8/1 –8/7), Jackson County Public Health reported 653 new COVID-19 cases; this is the most cases reported in a week. For weeks 30 & 31 (7/25 –8/7), there were a total of 1,276 new COVID-19 cases. This is the most cases reported in a two-week period in Jackson County.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties) continues to increase. As of 8:00 a.m. on August 9, 2021, there are 115 hospitalized patients with COVID-19, and 34 of those patients are in the intensive care unit.
COVID-19 Related Deaths
Jackson County Public Health reports 2 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 166 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Jackson County’s 165th COVID-19 death is a 61-year-old man who tested positive on July 26 and died on August 5 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.
Jackson County’s 166th COVID-19 death is a 79-year-old woman who tested positive on August 5 and died on August 6 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.
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