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COVID-19 Updates - October 1, 2021

COVID-19 Updates - October 1, 2021

In partnership with the Oregon Health Authority and FEMA, a mobile vaccination and testing mobile unit (MVU) will be available at the Jackson County Expo through October 8.

Vaccination and testing through the MVU will be open from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday. All three COVID-19 vaccines will be available. ID or insurance information is not required at this site, and individuals will not be asked to provide this information. Services will be accessible through Gate 2 of the Expo.

For people interested in getting testing, pre-registration is encouraged. To register, go to, or registration can be done on-site.

For anyone that is vaccinated at the MVU and will need to complete the COVID-19 vaccination series or get a booster dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, call 211 information for vaccination sites, or visit the Oregon Health Authority Vaccine Finder site or visit the Jackson County Health and Human Services vaccine website.

COVID-19 Testing

Daily Number of New COVID-19 Cases

As of 12:01 a.m. on October 1, 2021, Jackson County Public Health is reporting 72 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the total cases in Jackson County to 21,820.

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

As of 10:00 a.m. on October 1, 2021, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 87, and there are 37 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 2 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 280 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County’s 279th COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old man who tested positive on September 12 and died on September 29 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

Jackson County’s 280th COVID-19 death is a 47-year-old woman who tested positive on September 28 and died on September 29 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.

For more information:


1. COVID Data Tracker. Data on COVID-19 during Pregnancy: Severity of Maternal Illness. (accessed September 27, 2021)

2. COVID-19-Associated Hospitalization Surveillance Network (COVID-NET) (unpublished data)

3. COVID Data Tracker. Vaccinations Among Pregnant People. (accessed September 27, 2021)


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