8/30 Metro & Region 5 COVID Update

Jackson County Public Health is reporting a new record for the number of new COVID-19 cases reported in a week. “For the week of August 22, Jackson County Public Health reported 1,947 new cases. This is the most COVID-19 cases reported in a week for Jackson County,” says Tanya Phillips, Health Promotion for Jackson County Public Health.

Because of the extreme number of cases in Jackson County, it is unlikely that Jackson County Public Health staff will be able to contact all positive cases or close contacts; therefore, we recommend anyone who tests positive for COVID-19 to isolate immediately and notify all close contacts that they have been exposed and they need to quarantine for 14 days. Anyone in close contact with a COVID-19 case should quarantine for 14 days and seek testing if they become symptomatic.

Weekly Number of New COVID-19 Cases

As of 12:01 a.m. on August 30, 2021, the total number of new COVID-19 cases for the last three days is 484. For week 34 (August 22 –August 28), Jackson County Public Health reported 1,947 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of cases reported since the pandemic is now 18,223.

COVID-19 Hospitalizations for Region 5 (Jackson and Josephine Counties)

As of 8:30 a.m. on August 30, 2021, the number of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 is 205, and there are 58 patients with COVID-19 in the intensive care unit.

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.

COVID-19 Related Deaths 

Jackson County Public Health reports 3 new COVID-19 deaths, bringing the total to 199 since the beginning of the pandemic.

Jackson County’s 200th COVID-19 death is a 65-year-old man who tested positive on August 3 and died on August 28 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions. 

Jackson County’s 201st COVID-19 death is a 74-year-old woman who tested positive on August 12 and died on August 26 at Rogue Regional Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions. 

Jackson County’s 202nd COVID-19 death is a 92-year-old man who tested positive on August 18 and died on August 26 at Providence Medford Medical Center. They had underlying health conditions.