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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 Importantly, County officials also reported that at least 33 of those cases had recovered and are no longer active.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.

Cases: 193732

Reported Deaths: 2572
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah38352591
Washington25592233
Marion22026306
Clackamas17440214
Lane13007148
Jackson10862139
Deschutes896274
Umatilla820284
Linn492969
Yamhill446376
Klamath441164
Polk375752
Malheur351863
Josephine334570
Douglas327271
Benton310019
Jefferson219837
Coos206633
Columbia174427
Union144823
Lincoln137921
Wasco137728
Hood River118730
Crook111322
Morrow110716
Clatsop9858
Baker95414
Tillamook6493
Curry6469
Grant5095
Lake4517
Harney3448
Wallowa1845
Gilliam631
Sherman581
Wheeler321
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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 3764405

Reported Deaths: 62573
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles123645624067
Riverside2994554594
San Bernardino2967824715
San Diego2785913729
Orange2709835026
Santa Clara1190642096
Kern1091771374
Sacramento1048401686
Fresno1018381688
Alameda879401657
Ventura810011013
San Joaquin732201391
Contra Costa68741805
Stanislaus621421061
Tulare49654839
Monterey43613383
San Mateo42038568
San Francisco36720544
Santa Barbara34337456
Solano32953252
Merced31898460
Sonoma30035320
Imperial28443726
Kings22989246
Placer22679292
San Luis Obispo21308260
Madera16462242
Santa Cruz16264207
Marin14056227
Yolo13910210
Shasta12152226
Butte12026199
El Dorado10168112
Napa987082
Sutter9433112
Yuba626847
San Benito606563
Lassen570624
Tehama557262
Nevada474275
Tuolumne413166
Mendocino410149
Humboldt404641
Amador365847
Lake347643
Glenn239125
Colusa223416
Siskiyou223424
Calaveras212954
Inyo142838
Del Norte13938
Mono12844
Plumas7106
Modoc4994
Mariposa4487
Trinity4005
Sierra1120
Alpine880
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