Jackson County Public Health reports 16 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on February 26, 2021. This update brings the total COVID-19 cases to 8,315.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties) is 31, increased by 1 from the previous day. There are 6 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), which decreased by 2 from the previous day.
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.
For additional local COVID-19 data, visit the COVID-19 Data Dashboard at Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage. More information on hospitalizations and other COVID-19 can be found on the OHA COVID-19 Data Dashboard.
Continue to Wear a Mask, Wash Your Hands and Watch Your Distance
Jackson County Public Health understands that people are ready to resume life as it was before the pandemic. Even though the vaccine provides us hope that society will operate as it did before the pandemic, we must continue using all the tools available to help stop this pandemic as we learn more about how COVID-19 vaccines work in real-world conditions. These prevention measures continue to be essential as Jackson County moves to a lower risk level today. Letting our guard down against preventing the spread of COVID-19 will increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading in Jackson County, which will put Jackson County at a higher risk level and jeopardize people's health.
To protect yourself and others, follow these recommendations:
- Wear a mask over your nose and mouth
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others
- Avoid crowds
- Avoid poorly ventilated spaces
- Wash your hands often
- Get the COVID-19 vaccine when it is your turn
Together, COVID-19 vaccination and following CDC's recommendations for how to protect yourself and others will offer the best protection from getting and spreading COVID-19. Key things to know about the COVID-19 vaccine https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/keythingstoknow.html.
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Individuals 65 and older will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, March 1, 2021.
Currently, the federal COVID-19 vaccine supply chain is scarce, impacting the vaccine supply in Jackson County. With the short supply and high demand, we know more seniors will want to get vaccinated than there will be vaccines available to them in the coming weeks. This means that every older adult will not get an appointment as soon as they want one, even if they are currently eligible per the state's prioritization.
Jackson County Public Health is hopeful that the vaccine supply chain will increase in March, allowing more vaccines to be distributed to Jackson County and increasing access to the vaccine.
Resources on vaccine eligibility and where to access the vaccine:
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