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Jackson County reports no new COVID-19 cases, 38 recoveries

Data on people who have recovered from the coronavirus largely come sporadically, at the discretion of individual counties. The state of Oregon began releasing partial recovery numbers last week.

Posted: Apr 29, 2020 11:42 AM
Updated: Apr 29, 2020 11:48 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Local public health officials began announcing new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in southern Oregon and northern California as of Wednesday, April 29. 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 said that it had received no new positive test results for COVID-19, leaving the countywide total at 49 cases. The last confirmed case was announced on Friday last week.

Of the 49 total cases, Jackson County says that 38 have fully recovered. 11 cases are still being monitored by public health staff.

Over the past week, 421 people in the County have been tested for the virus and returned negative results. There have been 4,104 negative results in the county since testing began.

Earlier this week, officials said that Jackson County has "one of the lowest" rates for coronavirus in Oregon, at 22 cases per 100,000 people. The highest rate was in Marion County, with 125 cases per 100,000 as of Sunday.

The County advised that the CDC has added additional symptoms to watch for with COVID-19, as people have reported a wide range of symptoms, ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever of 100º or higher
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Chills
  • Repeated shaking with chills
  • Muscle pain
  • Headache
  • Sore throat
  • New loss of taste or smell

People who develop these symptoms and do not start to feel better within 3-4 days should contact a medical provider to find out if they should be tested for COVID-19.

"If you have these symptoms, it will be important that you isolate yourself from others in your household to prevent the infection from spreading, and stay home," Jackson County said. "If you access medical care while ill, please wear a mask. If you have trouble breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to arouse, and bluish lips or face, you should seek medical care immediately."

The County asks that you not hesitate to access medical care, especially if it is an emergency, whether the symptoms are consistent with COVID-19 or not. Call ahead of time to schedule an appointment. Doctors may schedule a phone consultation or use telemedicine in replace of a face-to-face appointment.

"We can all continue to work together to keep our community healthy. Jackson County Public Health wants to thank the community for acting during this time, your efforts have helped to keep the community safe and healthy," the agency said.

KLAMATH: 

Klamath County Public Health one new confirmed case in the county on Tuesday, bringing the countywide total number of confirmed cases to 37. Importantly, County officials also reported that 24 of those cases have recovered and are no longer active.

The County says that 1,882 total tests have been processed — reportedly giving Klamath the highest testing ratio to population in the State of Oregon, a slot previously held by Jackson County.

"Gov. Kate Brown has indicated that expanded testing statewide is necessary to 'reopen Oregon,'" Klamath County Public Health said. "KCPH is interested in expanding diagnostic testing to identify and isolate current infections to aid in the reopening of the county. Testing within Klamath County is available at Basin Immediate Care, Bonanza Clinic, Klamath Open Door, Klamath Tribal Health, Merrill Clinic, and Sky Lakes Medical Center."

Based on the County's demographic data, 23 of the confirmed cases are women, and 14 are men. Five of the 37 cases have been hospitalized for the virus. Six cases have been between the ages of 20-29, nine in the 30-39 age group, five in 40-49, nine 50-59, six 60-69, one 70-79, and one in the 80 or older group.

JOSEPHINE: 

Josephine County Public Health officials last announced one new case of coronavirus in the county on Saturday, bringing the countywide total number of cases to 20. Ten people have reportedly recovered from the virus.

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

As of Tuesday morning, a total of 1,138 COVID-19 tests from Josephine County have returned negative results — which the County says was calculated using "internal data" and will likely appear higher than the Oregon Health Authority's records.

CURRY:

Last week, Curry County announced its fourth confirmed cases of COVID-19. 139 tests for the virus have returned negative. The new case was confirmed at a hospital lab in Coos Bay, similar to several of the earlier cases.

By Tuesday the County reported that three cases had fully recovered and one remained active.

SISKIYOU:

As Wednesday morning, Siskiyou County officials say that there remain five confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county. All five of those people have since recovered from the illness.

There have been a total of 247 negative test results, and two tests remain pending.


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

  • Jackson: 49
  • Klamath: 37
  • Josephine: 20
  • Lake: 0
  • Curry: 4
  • Siskiyou: 5

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: 309841

Reported Deaths: 3569
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah50840642
Washington34683272
Marion32181388
Clackamas26315270
Lane23632246
Jackson20753255
Deschutes16401100
Umatilla12552125
Douglas10599185
Linn1030285
Josephine8536163
Yamhill737299
Klamath637891
Polk617770
Malheur475867
Benton454027
Coos406469
Columbia320237
Jefferson310446
Lincoln272829
Union266036
Wasco236739
Crook212137
Clatsop210225
Tillamook179623
Baker171920
Morrow166621
Curry166317
Hood River161635
Harney77115
Grant7538
Lake6608
Wallowa50111
Gilliam1364
Sherman1283
Wheeler651
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4620663

Reported Deaths: 67781
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles144072125799
Riverside3561924786
San Diego3481004002
San Bernardino3456445474
Orange3135295344
Sacramento1494582070
Santa Clara1398391835
Fresno1347291868
Kern1343971515
Alameda1155381318
Ventura972861115
San Joaquin965701608
Contra Costa95152917
Stanislaus800341229
Tulare72268894
San Mateo51984607
San Francisco51582605
Monterey49321562
Solano43887312
Santa Barbara42872497
Sonoma39192376
Merced38977532
Placer36118358
Imperial34105753
Kings29822280
San Luis Obispo28136310
Madera21520258
Butte20994230
Shasta20308276
Santa Cruz20066211
Yolo19040239
Marin17020242
El Dorado15864127
Sutter12955152
Napa1219395
Yuba915461
Nevada839485
Humboldt819084
Tehama810983
San Benito706167
Mendocino676471
Lassen634127
Tuolumne605593
Lake596487
Amador486658
Glenn394630
Siskiyou383241
Calaveras334566
Del Norte330134
Colusa289718
Inyo164939
Mono14625
Plumas12076
Mariposa96712
Trinity70510
Modoc6278
Sierra1980
Unassigned1170
Alpine990
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