[Medford, Oregon] — April 29, 2020, Jackson County Public Health has no new COVID-19 cases to report. The total number of cases remains at 49. At this time, there are no fatalities from COVID-19 reported in Jackson County. There have been a total of 4,104 people tested for COVID-19 that had a negative test result in Jackson County; within the last seven days, 421 people have been tested for COVID-19 that had a negative test result.
Each Wednesday, Jackson County Public Health will release data on recovered cases. As of April 29, of the 49 cases in Jackson County, 38 (76%) have recovered, and 11 (22%) cases continue to be monitored by Jackson County Public Health staff. 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 that are asymptomatic (without symptoms) are considered recovered seven days after the last positive test.
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 accessing essential services.
If you need medical care, even for health reasons not related to COVID-19, it is important that you do not hesitate to access medical care, especially if it is an emergency. Call your doctor ahead of time to schedule an appointment; they may schedule a phone consultation or even use telemedicine in replace of a face-to-face appointment. It is important to call the doctor’s office or urgent care centers before showing up to seek medical care. Ask your provider if filling your prescriptions for 60-days, thus minimizing the need to see the provider for prescription refills, is an option. If you have a life-threatening emergency, please call 9-1-1 and seek medical attention immediately.
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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