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Jackson County reports no new COVID-19 cases for a week, Josephine County even longer

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 this week.

Posted: Apr 23, 2020 11:19 AM
Updated: Apr 23, 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 Thursday, April 23. Numbers from each individual county will be updated below as soon as NewsWatch 12 receives their latest figures.

JACKSON:

On Thursday, Jackson County Public Health said that it had received no new positive test results for COVID-19, leaving the countywide total at 48 cases. The last confirmed case was announced last Thursday.

For the first time, the County reported the number of cases that have fully recovered as of this week. Of the 48 cases in the area, 33 have recovered while 15 are still being monitored by public health staff.

"The Oregon Health Authority and Jackson County Public Health began assessing the recovery of COVID-19 cases by calling each case to determine if they have recovered and the date of recovery," the County said in a statement. "A person is considered to be recovered once they are free of fever (without the use of fever-reducing medications), cough, and shortness of breath for 72 hours. COVID-19 cases without symptoms are considered recovered seven days after the last positive test."

Health officials' demographic data shows that seven of the County's 48 cases had been hospitalized from the virus. Though some cases were found in people as young as 0-19, the vast majority occurred in people age 40 or older.

"Staying home as much as possible during this time and practicing physical distancing remains an important strategy. It is also important to continue washing your hands frequently, use hand sanitizer if you do not have access to soap and water, stay home if you are sick, and wear an alternative mask when in public and accessing essential services," Jackson County said on Tuesday.

KLAMATH: 

Klamath County Public Health reported three new confirmed cases in the county on Thursday, bringing the countywide total number of confirmed cases to 36. Importantly, County officials also reported that 23 of those cases have recovered and are no longer active.

"It is important that community members continue to stay home, practice social or physical distancing of six feet, disinfect surfaces, and frequently wash their hands," the agency said. "Now that COVID-19 is in the community, these actions are urgent to prevent further spread."

Klamath County Public Health says that at this time 1,506 tests have returned negative for COVID-19 in the county.

Based on the County's demographic data, 22 of the confirmed cases are women, and 14 are men. Five of the 36 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, and one 70-79.

JOSEPHINE: 

Josephine County Public Health officials last announced two new cases of coronavirus in the county on April 12, bringing the countywide total number of cases to 19, and has not seen a new case since.

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

According to Josephine County officials last weekend, at least four of the area's cases have completely recovered. At least one person has been hospitalized.

As of Friday morning, a total of 989 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.

The County's demographic data shows four cases in the 20-29 age range, three cases in 30-39, four cases 40-49, three cases 50-59, one case 60-69, two cases 70-79, and two cases 80 or older. Eight cases were in men and 11 in women.

CURRY:

On Saturday, Curry County announced its fourth confirmed cases of COVID-19. 114 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.

"Curry County Public Health has reached out to the individual who tested positive and is now working on contact investigation and tracing for those who possibly have been in prolonged close contact with the individual," the agency said. "The three previous cases reported in Curry County have all been under monitoring and self-isolating and will be considered recovered from the virus as of Monday April 20, 2020."

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 221 negative test results, and two tests remain pending.


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

  • Jackson: 48
  • Klamath: 36
  • Josephine: 19
  • 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: 352026

Reported Deaths: 4185
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah55306692
Washington38321316
Marion36352445
Clackamas29350304
Lane27309299
Jackson22783304
Deschutes19886124
Umatilla14286144
Linn12617120
Douglas11918241
Josephine9292195
Yamhill8584111
Klamath7765111
Polk719680
Malheur552774
Benton537630
Coos492593
Columbia375743
Jefferson366351
Union316247
Lincoln313338
Wasco282640
Crook277646
Clatsop240729
Baker199228
Tillamook194929
Hood River190137
Morrow183023
Curry178723
Harney110225
Grant98012
Lake89711
Wallowa67312
Gilliam1494
Sherman1463
Wheeler1031
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4825708

Reported Deaths: 70829
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles147768626443
Riverside3704095008
San Diego3649124169
San Bernardino3574215597
Orange3234075528
Sacramento1584372283
Fresno1451192063
Santa Clara1450041895
Kern1449141615
Alameda1202831381
San Joaquin1022501721
Ventura1008011165
Contra Costa99612995
Stanislaus856421319
Tulare79513958
San Francisco54220644
San Mateo53970622
Monterey50772583
Solano45898340
Santa Barbara45005522
Merced42047579
Sonoma40822402
Placer39118420
Imperial35794764
Kings32587315
San Luis Obispo29797331
Madera23680281
Butte23649265
Shasta23544341
Santa Cruz20928218
Yolo20240248
Marin17644243
El Dorado17083149
Sutter13847172
Napa12855100
Yuba1000882
Tehama9406107
Humboldt9171108
Nevada909490
Mendocino757686
Lassen749946
San Benito741372
Tuolumne680893
Lake6565104
Amador540364
Siskiyou445842
Glenn433632
Calaveras385180
Del Norte357141
Colusa302818
Inyo203540
Mono16565
Plumas16046
Mariposa130815
Trinity86711
Modoc6758
Unassigned1820
Sierra1810
Alpine1030
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