Jackson County Public Health reports 65 new COVID-19 cases as of 12:01 am on December 12, 2020. This update brings the total reported COVID-19 cases in Jackson County to 4,769. Jackson County Public Health reports one new COVID-19 death; this update brings the total COVID-19 deaths to 49.
Jackson County’s 49th COVID-19 death is a 68-year-old male who tested positive on December 5 and died on December 11 at Providence Medford Medical Center. The patient had underlying conditions.
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.
Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
Flattening the curve remains an important goal during this pandemic. To drive down the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, we all must act by wearing a mask, watching our distance, washing our hands, and limiting the number and size of the gatherings we attend. According to the Centers for Disease Control, no single strategy can control the pandemic; instead, a comprehensive approach using all available evidence-based strategies at the individual and community levels can break transmission chains and address high levels of community transmission; reduce related illnesses, long-term sequelae, and deaths; and mitigate the pandemic’s economic impact.1
Jackson County is under the Extreme Risk level, and disease activity is widespread in the county. Please follow the guidance under the Extreme Risk; following the guidance will help reduce community spread of COVID-19. Information can be found on the OHA website.
How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19
To prevent the spread of COVID-19, everyone should take the following steps:
- Cover your mouth and nose with a mask
- Avoid close contact and keep 6 feet of distance between yourself and people who do not live in your household. The fewer people you are around, the better.
- Wash your hands often
- Clean and disinfect surfaces that are touched frequently with common EPA registered household disinfectants
- Monitor your health, be alert for symptoms
- Always cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow, and do not spit
For more information:
- Honein MA, Christie A, Rose DA, et al. Summary of Guidance for Public Health Strategies to Address High Levels of Community Transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and Related Deaths, December 2020. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. ePub: 4 December 2020. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.15585/mmwr.mm6949e2