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Jackson County reports five new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday

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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 Importantly, County officials also reported that at least 33 of those cases had recovered and are no longer active.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: 42808

Reported Deaths: 664
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah9292163
Marion5929108
Washington583877
Umatilla337645
Clackamas317265
Lane241927
Malheur192738
Jackson17076
Deschutes113613
Yamhill100115
Linn81615
Polk65715
Jefferson6059
Morrow5457
Lincoln51713
Union4682
Benton4456
Klamath4173
Douglas3598
Wasco34816
Hood River2771
Columbia2691
Josephine2693
Coos2510
Clatsop2440
Baker1253
Crook1102
Tillamook700
Curry581
Wallowa462
Lake380
Harney340
Sherman190
Gilliam110
Grant110
Wheeler20
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 914888

Reported Deaths: 17460
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Los Angeles3020777027
Riverside669931303
San Bernardino633671073
Orange589801454
San Diego55210877
Kern33928416
Fresno30969439
Sacramento25601491
Santa Clara24425392
Alameda23471462
San Joaquin21729489
Contra Costa18763242
Stanislaus17714398
Tulare17590288
Ventura14330165
Imperial12967336
San Francisco12189140
Monterey1141990
San Mateo11198159
Santa Barbara9827122
Merced9531155
Sonoma9494136
Kings826483
Solano744576
Marin7096129
Madera503774
Placer420757
San Luis Obispo417432
Yolo321959
Butte309552
Santa Cruz280825
Napa196616
Shasta195431
Sutter186512
San Benito144215
El Dorado13514
Yuba132310
Mendocino113621
Tehama8928
Lassen7661
Lake69816
Glenn6713
Nevada6238
Humboldt56810
Colusa5516
Calaveras34218
Amador33116
Tuolumne2754
Inyo23115
Siskiyou2050
Del Norte1801
Mono1802
Mariposa792
Plumas700
Modoc360
Trinity270
Sierra60
Alpine30
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