First COVID-19 Death in Wood County

Local public health officials began announcing new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in southern OR and northern California as of Friday, May 22.

Jackson County Public Health recommended that everyone continue to act in order to prevent the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. It's the county's first coronavirus death.

The Health Department is contacting persons (contact tracing) who may have been in contact with the individual and advising them of the self-isolation requirements within the next 24 hours.

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state now stands at 13,670 - and as of Saturday morning the ADPH COVID-19 Data and Surveillance Dashboard showed a total of 541 deaths resulting from the illness.

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On Thursday, Florida COVID-19 cases experienced its highest jump in positive tests since mid-April.

A news release stated, the patient had no underlying health conditions.

If you are showing symptoms for COVID-19 early testing is encouraged.

The Florida Department of Health also reported that 1,357 cases are still pending, which some health experts are concerned could be an undercount because the state only lists pending cases from state labs, not the private ones. The County reports that 271 people have been tested and returned negative results.

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