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4 February 2021

Jackson County Public Health Reports 47 New COVID-19 Cases - FEB 4

Reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County now 7,644

Jackson County Public Health Reports 47 New COVID-19 Cases - FEB 4

Jackson County Public Health reports 47 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on February 4, 2021. This update brings the total COVID-19 cases to 7,644.

COVID-19 Deaths

Jackson County Public Health reports one new COVID-19 death, bringing the total to 105 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County's 105th COVID-19 death is a 77-year-old man who tested positive on January 25 and died on February 2 at Rogue Regional Medical Center.  The patient had underlying health conditions. 

COVID-19 Hospitalizations

The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties) is 25, decreasing by 4 from the previous day.  There are 4 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), reducing 5 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. 

More information can be found on the OHA COVID-19 Data Dashboard.

For additional information, visit the Jackson County COVID-19 Data Dashboard at Situation in Jackson County, Oregon webpage. The  Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Data Dashboard website does publish Jackson County COVID-19 data.

COVID-19 Vaccine Updates 

There will be a Pfizer Second Dose Vaccination Event at the Jackson County Expo on February 11-13. This

The event is ONLY open to those that were vaccinated at the Jackson County Expo on January 21-23 and needed their second dose. This Event is NOT open to individuals in Phase 1B, Groups 2-5 (65 and older), the general population, or anyone who is currently eligible and need to receive their first COVID-19 vaccine. Please go to to schedule or reschedule your appointment for the second dose, select a date and time that works best for you to attend the Jackson County Expo.

The Oregon Health Authority adjusted the dates for when 65 and older people will be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.

Oregon will open vaccines to all seniors over a four-week period starting with:

  • Group 2: people 80 and older are eligible the week of February 8, 2021
  • Group 3: people 75 and older are eligible the week of February 15, 2021
  • Group 4: people 70 and older are eligible the week of February 22, 2021
  • Group 5: people 65 and older are eligible the week of March 1, 2021

Oregon's vaccine supply is limited, and it is estimated to take 12-15 weeks to vaccinate Groups 1-5 of Phase 1B.

It is best to check the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine for eligibility information and where you can receive the vaccine when it is your turn. If you are currently eligible, please follow the directions for making an appointment with the COVID-19 vaccine provider.  COVID-19 vaccine providers on this website instruct you on how to contact them; please be sure you are following those directions. If they do instruct you to call them, please be patient as they are experiencing an extreme increase in calls and will get back to you as soon as they can. 

You can also access the Oregon Health Authority's Vaccine Prioritization website for information on eligibility and access to the vaccine when it is your turn. 

211 Information is also available to answer questions about vaccine eligibility and access.

  • Text ORCOVID to 898211 to get text/SMS updates (English and Spanish only)
  • Email (All languages)
  • Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 from 6 am – 7 pm daily, including holidays

Phase 1B, Group 1 (early childhood educators and staff, childcare providers and staff, public and private K-12 educators and staff) are now eligible to be vaccinated statewide. Those eligible in Phase 1B, Group 1, that have not received their first COVID-19 vaccine visit the Jackson County Health and Human Services COVID-19 Vaccine website to see where you can access the vaccine. Other COVID-19 providers work directly with some organizations to assist with vaccinating individuals in Phase 1B, Group 1.

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