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Posted: May 27, 2020 9:52 AM
Updated: May 27, 2020 9:58 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Local public health officials began announcing new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in southern Oregon and northern California as of Wednesday, May 27. Numbers from each individual county will be updated below as soon as NewsWatch 12 receives their latest figures.

JACKSON:

On Wednesday, Jackson County Public Health reported five newly confirmed COVID-19 cases bringing the county total to 65.

Of the 65 total cases, Jackson County says that at least 47 have fully recovered. Eighteen cases are still being monitored by public health staff.

"As people begin staying home less and attend gatherings, it is important to understand that the virus has not been eliminated, and there is no vaccine available to prevent people from getting this infection," health officials said in a statement. "Therefore, there is still a risk for people to become ill with COVID-19 and pass the illness on to others. Jackson County Public Health expects to see an increase in COVID-19 cases as people begin to move around more."

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.

"Everyone taking preventative action will help to protect the health and wellness of the community and it will also help keep Jackson County open," officials said.

KLAMATH: 

Klamath County Public Health last reported one new "presumptive" case in the county on May 12, later adjusting the County total to 41. Importantly, County officials also reported that at least 33 of those cases had recovered and are no longer active.

"Going forward, Klamath County’s total cases will include both confirmed and presumptive numbers," the public health agency said. "Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed case. Presumptive cases are counted in the county’s positive case tally."

JOSEPHINE: 

On Wednesday, Josephine County Public Health officials reported no new coronavirus cases, leaving the county total of confirmed cases at 25. Of all those cases, 24 are considered recovered.

The county marked the first death attributed to the virus in southern Oregon on April 11, an 81-year-old man.

As of Thursday morning, a total of 2,400 COVID-19 test results from Josephine County have returned negative.

LAKE:

Lake County reported its first confirmed case of coronavirus on Tuesday. According to health officials, that person was asymptomatic and got tested as a precaution before a medical procedure.

As of Tuesday, Lake had 183 tests return negative results, and six remained pending.

CURRY:

Curry County reported a new positive case on Tuesday, bringing the county total to 7. Five of those cases have since recovered.

The County last reported that 276 people have been tested and returned negative results.

SISKIYOU:

Siskiyou County officials say that there remain six confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, and all six of those people have since recovered from the illness.

There have been a total of 1,530 negative test results, and 17 tests remain pending.


Total number of cases (presumptive and confirmed) by county for the southern Oregon and Siskiyou County region: 

  • Jackson: 65 (47 recovered)
  • Klamath: 41 (33 recovered)
  • Josephine: 25 (24 recovered)
  • Lake: 1
  • Curry: 7 (5 recovered)
  • Siskiyou: 6 (6 recovered)

Tune into NewsWatch 12 at 5:00 and 6:00 p.m. tonight for the most up to date Coronavirus numbers and information. 

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 12170

Reported Deaths: 234
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah288872
Marion185953
Washington184721
Umatilla10137
Clackamas98727
Malheur3732
Union3692
Lincoln3615
Lane3053
Deschutes2680
Yamhill1989
Linn18110
Jackson1790
Polk17712
Jefferson1680
Morrow1451
Klamath1371
Wasco1171
Benton1146
Hood River1050
Douglas640
Josephine571
Clatsop550
Coos530
Columbia480
Lake240
Crook181
Tillamook160
Wallowa140
Baker120
Curry90
Sherman50
Harney20
Gilliam10
Grant10
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 324543

Reported Deaths: 7051
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles1335493809
Riverside24765537
Orange24715423
San Diego19371422
San Bernardino19043306
Fresno828288
Imperial7827135
Alameda7731148
Kern650297
Santa Clara6298166
San Joaquin627968
Tulare5678152
Sacramento548983
Stanislaus473251
Contra Costa466190
San Francisco452250
Ventura424653
San Mateo3949112
Santa Barbara393131
Marin343430
Kings291839
Monterey268218
Solano207528
Merced188412
Sonoma170316
Placer107711
San Luis Obispo9054
Madera8938
Yolo88428
Santa Cruz5693
Napa4774
Sutter3884
San Benito3622
Butte3384
Lassen3370
El Dorado3070
Shasta1956
Yuba1923
Humboldt1654
Glenn1640
Nevada1631
Colusa1130
Mendocino1130
Lake1081
Tehama1071
Tuolumne730
Calaveras670
Del Norte600
Mono511
Siskiyou410
Amador400
Inyo351
Mariposa311
Plumas170
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
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