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JACKSON COUNTY, OREGON
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MEDFORD, OR 97501
September 22, 2021
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COVID-19 News & Information in Jackson County, Oregon

13 September 2021

COVID-19 Updates - September 13, 2021

COVID-19 Updates - September 13, 2021

The number of new COVID-19 cases remains extremely high compared to the fall and winter of 2020/2021. Therefore, Jackson County Public Health and the hospital systems continue to inform the community that their help is needed to slow the spread of COVID-19 and provide relief to the hospital and public health systems. The best way to stop the spread of COVID-19 is to get vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear masks. Masks, face coverings, or face shields are required in all public indoor and outdoor 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.

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Weekly Number of New COVID-19 Cases

As of 12:01 a.m. on September 13, 2021, the total number of new COVID-19 cases for the last three days is 305. For week 36 (September 5 – September 11), Jackson County Public Health reported 1,052 new COVID-19 cases.

The total number of cases reported in Jackson County has now surpassed 20,000, bringing the total cases reported since the beginning of the pandemic to 20,235. Jackson County reported its first COVID-19 case the week of March 8, 2020; from there, it took 59 weeks to reach 10,000 COVID-19 cases in Jackson County; and only 21 weeks to reach 20,000 COVID-19 cases.

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

As of 11:00 a.m. on September 13, 2021, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 183, and there are 54 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 237 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County’s 233rd COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old woman who tested positive on July 26 and died on September 9 at their residence. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 234th COVID-19 death is a 67-year-old woman who tested positive on August 1 and died on September 8 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 235th COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old man who tested positive on August 25 and died on September 9 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 236th COVID-19 death is a 60-year-old man who tested positive on August 31 and died on September 9 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 237th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man who tested positive on September 4 and died on September 9 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

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