MEDFORD, Ore. -- Local public health officials began announcing new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in southern Oregon and northern California as of Monday, June 1. Numbers from each individual county will be updated below as soon as NewsWatch 12 receives their latest figures.
Jackson County Public Health reported a new presumptive COVID-19 cases on Monday, bringing the county total to 67. At least 47 people are considered recovered from the virus.
"A presumptive case is a person without a COVID-19 test result, has COVID-19-like symptoms and has been in close contact with a confirmed case," officials said.
The agency said that it expects to see more cases as people begin to move around more and attend social gatherings.
"For people who are attending large gatherings in Jackson County, it is important to know that COVID-19 is still a risk in the community," officials continued. "If you are planning to attend any large gathering, it is it critical that if you have COVID-19-like symptoms (cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, fever, chills, muscle pain, sore throat, new loss of taste or smell), or are waiting for COVID-19 test results, it is best to not attend the event. It is recommended that everyone practice physical distancing (remain 6 feet from other people), wear a face covering made from cloth or paper, and wash your hands or use hand sanitizer if soap and water is not readily available."
Klamath County Public Health last reported three new cases in the county on Friday, bringing the County total to 44. Importantly, County officials also reported that at least 36 of those cases had recovered and are no longer active.
"There are eight active cases in Klamath County," officials said. "As of May 28, 3,377 Klamath County tests had been processed by laboratories."
On Sunday, Josephine County Public Health one newly confirmed positive case, bringing the county total to 24. Of those cases, 22 are considered recovered.
"This new case should not affect Josephine County's ability to apply for and enter Phase 2 of Oregon’s Public Health Framework for Reopening Oregon," officials said.
Lake County now reports two confirmed cases of coronavirus. 227 people have been tested, with 219 negative results. Six tests are still pending.
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 332 people have been tested and returned negative results.
Siskiyou County officials say that there now 7 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, and six of those people have since recovered from the illness.
There have been a total of 1,597 negative test results, and 29 tests remain pending.
Total number of cases (presumptive and confirmed) by county for the southern Oregon and Siskiyou County region:
- Jackson: 67 (47 recovered)
- Klamath: 44 (36 recovered)
- Josephine: 24 (22 recovered, 1 death)
- Lake: 2
- Curry: 7 (5 recovered)
- Siskiyou: 7 (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.