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Jackson County reports 117 new COVID-19 cases

State logs 2,040 new cases, 44 more deaths

Jackson County reported 117 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, while Oregon logged 2,040 new cases statewide.

The state reported 44 more COVID-19-related deaths, including three in Jackson County.

The deceased Jackson County residents were a 91-year-old man with underlying conditions, a 61-year-old woman with underlying conditions and a 68-year-old woman with underlying conditions, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Statewide, deaths occurred among people who ranged in age from a 24-year-old man from Marion County with underlying conditions to a 96-year-old man from Coos County with underlying conditions and a 96-year-old woman from Marion County with underlying conditions. Deaths also occurred among people in their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70s and 80s, according to OHA.

On Tuesday, 1,082 people were hospitalized with COVID-19 across Oregon, seven more than Monday. There were 288 COVID-19 patients in intensive care Tuesday, 14 more than Monday, the Oregon Health Authority reported.

Jackson and Josephine county hospitals were caring for 179 COVID-19-positive patients Tuesday, a slight drop from 182 Monday, according to hospitalization data.

There were 55 COVID-19-positive patients in ICU beds in the two counties Tuesday, up one from 54 Monday. OHA reported five ICU beds available.

The number of COVID-19 patients on ventilators ticked up to 32 Tuesday compared to 31 Monday, hospitalization data show.

The peak number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the two counties was 223 Sept. 1.

Jackson and Josephine counties still have more than double the number of hospitalized COVID-19 patients than during a surge last winter, according to OHA.