[Medford, Oregon] — April 22, 2020, Jackson County Public Health has no new COVID-19 cases to report. The total number of cases remains at 48. At this time, there are no fatalities from COVID-19 reported in Jackson County.
The Oregon Health Authority and Jackson County Public Health began assessing the recovery of COVID-19 cases by calling each case to determine if they have recovered and the date of recovery. A person is considered to be recovered once they are free of fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications), cough, and shortness of breath for 72 hours. COVID-19 cases without symptoms are considered recovered seven days after the last positive test. Of the 48 cases in Jackson County, 33 (69%) have recovered, and 15 (31%) cases continue to be monitored by Jackson County Public Health staff.
For demographic data on the total cases, please access the Jackson County HHS COVID-19 webpage. This data is located under the Jackson County Daily Situational Update tab.
Staying home as much as possible during this time and practicing physical distancing remains an important strategy. It is also important to continue washing your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water, stay home if you are sick, and wear an alternative mask when in public and accessing essential services.
Under Governor Kate Brown’s executive orders that are in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in our communities, here is what everyone should and should not do:
- Stay home as much as possible; this includes kids and teens
- Stay at least 6 feet away from others any time you are out
- Go out only for essentials (grocery stores, medical appointments, pet stores, pharmacies and medical care), drop food off to neighbors who cannot go out
- Get takeout food from restaurants
- Exercise outside and remain 6 feet apart from other people
- Work in your yard
- Have video and phone chats with distant relatives, friends and neighbors
- Gather in groups
- Get together with friends and family outside your immediate household (no drinks or dinners)
- Have playdates for kids
- Make unnecessary trips
For more information
The public can call 211-information with general questions
OHA Emerging Respiratory Disease page: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus
CDC COVID-19 page: www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html
Jackson County Health and Human Services: http://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/COVID-19
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