Jackson County Public Health reports 47 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on January 24, 2021. Additionally, one previously reported case was removed from the total cases of COVID-19. These updates bring the total COVID-19 cases to 7,171.
Jackson County's 83rd death was reported through Jackson County Vital Records Department, the death certificate listed the cause of death as COVID-19. After further review through the Oregon Vital Records Department, it was determined that person's death was not related to COVID-19. This case has been removed from the total COVID-19 deaths for Jackson County.
Jackson County reports two new COVID-19 death, bringing the total to 96.
Jackson County's 95th COVID-19 death is a 63-year-old man who tested positive on January 20 and died on January 21 at Providence Medford Medical Center. The patient had underlying health conditions.
Jackson County's 96th COVID-19 death is a 90-year-old woman who tested positive on January 14 and died on January 22 at her residence. She had underlying health conditions.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties) is 43, increasing by 6 from the previous day. There are 16 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), decreasing 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.
Jackson County Vaccination Event at the Expo Updates
Vaccination gives us hope that the pandemic will end, but in the meantime, we need to continue safety measures to keep the virus from spreading: Wear a mask, physically distance from others, wash your hands, avoid gatherings and stay home when you're sick.
Jackson County Health and Human Services would like to thank Asante, Providence, the National Guard, Jackson County Roads and Parks, our Health and Human Services staff, and the Jackson County Expo for developing and implementing a model drive-through point of dispensing for vaccinating thousands of Jackson County residents against COVID-19.
We want to give a very special thanks to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office, Jackson County Search and Rescue, Jackson County Roads and Parks staff, Fire District 3, and Mercy Flights for partnering on this event. Because of your efforts, we were able to operate a safe and efficient three-day drive-through vaccination event.
Because of this community-wide effort, we exceeded our expectations and gave hope back to our community that we can recover from this pandemic. During the three-day vaccination event held at the Expo, we were able to vaccinate over 7,200 people, exceeding our goal of 6,000. There were no severe allergic reactions during the three-day vaccination event. Thank you to Asante and Providence for ensuring that enough vaccine would be available to the community.
Through our efficient planning efforts and partnerships, we provided more vaccinations than planned, with no injuries to staff or volunteers.
We also want to thank our community members in Phase 1A and Phase 1B Group 1 for coming to the vaccination event to receive your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. It was an honor to provide the vaccine and serve you during the three days. For your second dose, you will need to go to the Asante pre-registration page, scroll to step 5, and schedule an appointment with Asante or Providence.
We will provide a final count on how many vaccinations were given after our quality assurance process has been completed.
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