Dr. Jim Shames says around 250 to 300 people are being traced in the county.
He says the un-traceable cases come from human nature, people either forget who they’ve been around or they’re un-comfortable responding to tracing by Jackson County Public Health when contacted.
“It’d be nice to do contact tracing to figure out where that disease came from and it’s worrying when there’s too many situations like that in any given community,” said Dr. Shames.
Dr. Shames encourages everyone to keep up with hand washing, mask wearing and social distancing.
NBC5 News reporter Mariah Mills is a Medford native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a Bachelor’s Degree in journalism. She also minored in sociology.
In school, she covered Oregon athletics for the student-run television station, Duck TV. When she’s not reporting, she’s reading, hiking and rooting for her favorite teams, the Seattle Seahawks and the Oregon Ducks.