COVID-19 cases continue falling in Rogue Valley

Oct. 27—New COVID-19 cases continued to fall in the Rogue Valley for the past week, according to Oregon Health Authority data.

OHA reported 129 new COVID-19 cases in Jackson County during the past week, compared with 148 cases the week before.

For Josephine County, OHA reported 59 new COVID-19 cases during the past week, down from 95 the week before.

Oregon as a whole dropped to 2,731 new cases for the past week, down from 3,610 the week before, OHA data shows.

Two Jackson County residents died of COVID-19-related causes during the past week while no Josephine County residents died of COVID-19-related causes. Oregon recorded eight COVID-19-related deaths during that time, OHA said.

Hospitals in Jackson and Josephine counties were caring for 44 patients with the virus as of Wednesday, while hospitals across the state had 238 patients with the virus, according to hospitalization data.