Jackson County Public Health reports 52 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on February 17, 2021. Additionally, a previously reported case was removed from the total COVID-19 cases. These updates bring the total COVID-19 cases to 8,004.
Jackson County Public Health reports 1 new COVID-19 death, bringing the total to 107 since the beginning of the pandemic.
Jackson County's 107th COVID-19 death is a 72-year-old man who tested positive on January 26 and died on February 14 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. The patient had underlying health conditions.
The number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 in Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties) is 22, increasing by 1 from the previous day. There are 6 patients in the intensive care unit (ICU), an increase 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.
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.
COVID-19 Vaccine Updates
Due to the winter weather in Oregon and across the nation, Jackson County Public Health has not received its vaccine allotment of 1,800 prime doses of Moderna, with 1,300 dedicated for individuals over 75. The Oregon Health Authority is monitoring the situation. Some pharmacies and other COVID-19 vaccine providers may have to delay appointments or clinics because of this delay.
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 be able to get an appointment as soon as they want one, even if they are currently eligible per the state's prioritization.
Jackson County Public Health and our healthcare partners are encouraged by the number of people wanting to be vaccinated, and we are all eager to provide the vaccine. We appreciate the community's patience; we are all doing the best we can – as fast as we can – with the available resources we have.
Resources on vaccine eligibility and where to access the vaccine:
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