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COVID-19 News & Information in Jackson County, Oregon

2 February 2021

Jackson County Public Health Reports 54 New COVID-19 Cases - FEB 2

Reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County now 7,556

Jackson County Public Health Reports 54 New COVID-19 Cases - FEB 2

Jackson County Public Health reports 54 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on February 2, 2021. Additionally, two previously reported cases have been removed from the total COVID-19 case count. These updates bring the total COVID-19 cases to 7,556.

COVID-19 Deaths

Jackson County Public Health reports one new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 103 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County's 103rd COVID-19 death is a 70-year-old man who tested positive on January 15 and died on January 30 at Providence Medford 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 22, decreasing by 3 from the previous day.  There are 6 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), increasing by 1 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 

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. 

COVID-19 vaccine providers are only scheduling appointments for individuals in Phase 1A and Phase 1B, Group 1. We are not scheduling appointments in advance for individuals in Phase 1B Groups 2-5 (65 and older) or the general population. 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. You can also access the Oregon Health Authority's Vaccine Prioritization website https://covidvaccine.oregon.gov/#prioritization 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 ORCOVID@211info.org (All languages)

If you can't find the answer on the website, by text, or by email:

  • Call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 from 6 am – 7 pm daily, including holidays

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 7, 2021
  • Group 3: people 75 and older are eligible the week of February 14, 2021
  • Group 4: people 70 and older are eligible the week of February 21, 2021
  • Group 5: people 65 and older are eligible the week of February 28, 2021

These timelines are based on how many vaccines will be available. Oregon's vaccine supply is limited, and it is estimated to take 12-15 weeks to vaccinate Groups 1-5 of Phase 1B. Current COVID-19 providers are not scheduling appointments for those in Groups 2-5 or for the general population at this time.

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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