COVID-19 Update: Jackson County reports 22 new cases

By Staff Report, News Desk

Jackson County Health Department reported 22 new cases of COVID-19 among residents on Thursday, according to a press release. 

Of the 22 new cases, 18 were people in their 20s, three were in their 30s and one was a teen. 

The release said 123 new cases in the county have been reported in July, and 78 of the cases, or 63%, have been individuals in their teens and 20s.

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“Health officials strenuously urge those in their teens and twenties to follow practices which limit the spread of COVID-19,” the release said. 

As of Thursday, there have been 453 confirmed cases in Jackson County and 19 deaths, according to a Jackson County Health Department release, and 345 individuals have been released from isolation in accordance with CDC guidelines.

The Jackson County Health Department asks residents to follow public health guidelines by wearing a mask in public, maintaining social distance, avoiding social gatherings, washing hands frequently and working with health department officials as they conduct contact tracing. 

If you are experiencing fever, cough, difficulty breathing, fatigue, muscle aches, loss of taste or smell, nausea or diarrhea, you should contact your healthcare provider for further guidance.

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