KMED/KCMD News: Monday, June 29, 2020

Latest C-Virus Numbers

JOSEPHINE COUNTY HAS REPORTED FIVE NEW CASES OF THE CORONAVIRUS, ACCORDING TO THE GRANTS PASS DAILY COURIER. THE COUNTY NOW HAS 31 CONFIRMED CASES. THESE ARE THE FIRST NEW CASES SINCE MID JUNE. JACKSON COUNTY HAS HAD NO NEW CASES AS OF YET. THE COUNTY’S COUNT CURRENTLY STANDS AT 106.

STATEWIDE THERE ARE 247 NEW CONFIRMED AND PRESUMPTIVE CASES. THAT BRINGS THE STATE TOTAL TO 8,341.

Survey Says Americans Not As Patriotic As 4th Comes

WITH INDEPENDENCE DAY ON THE WAY, AMERICANS MAY NOT BE FEELING AS PATRIOTIC THIS INDEPENDENCE DAY. A NEW WALLETHUB SURVEY FINDS 78% OF PEOPLE SAY THEY’LL SPEND LESS MONEY THIS YEAR. TWO-THIRDS THINK LOCAL GOVERNMENTS SHOULDN’T USE TAXPAYER DOLLARS FOR FIREWORKS DISPLAYS. ABOUT 40% PLAN ON SHOPPING OVER THE HOLIDAY, BUT NEARLY THREE-QUARTERS SAY THEY WILL NOT TRAVEL. ONLY 25% SAY THEY’RE KEEPING THEIR SUMMER PLANS.  

Fire Danger Rises To "Moderate"

FIRE DANGER IN JACKSON AND JOSEPHINE COUNTIES IS BEING ELEVATED TODAY. THIS ELEVATION WILL BE FOR OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FORESTRY PROTECTED LANDS. THE LEVEL, AS OF TODAY, WILL NOW BE IN THE MODERATE RANGE, DUE TO HOT WEATHER AND DRYING OUT VEGETATION. THE ODF BELIEVES THAT THE FIRE DANGER WILL RISE TO HIGH SOME TIME IN MID JULY. THE ELEVATION COMES LATER THIS TIME, DUE TO MORE MAY AND JUNE RAIN.

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