Jackson County reports two new COVID-19 cases on Friday

All of southern Oregon's counties entered Phase I of reopening on May 15, allowing many businesses to resume services under strict physical distancing and sanitation guidelines.

Posted: May 22, 2020 10:38 AM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Local public health officials began announcing new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in southern Oregon and northern California as of Friday, May 22. Numbers from each individual county will be updated below as soon as NewsWatch 12 receives their latest figures.

JACKSON:

On Friday, Jackson County Public Health reported two newly confirmed COVID-19 cases and one presumptive case, bringing the county total to 55.

Of the 55 total cases, Jackson County says that at least 46 have fully recovered. Nine 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 Importantly, County officials also reported that 33 of those cases have recovered and are no longer active.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: 

Josephine County Public Health officials have not reported a confirmed case of COVID-19 in several weeks, leaving the county total of confirmed cases at 21, although it has continued to report four "presumptive" cases. Of all those cases, 24 are considered recovered.

"Presumptive cases are those without a positive diagnostic test who present with COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a confirmed COVID-19 patient," Josephine County said. "If an individual with a presumptive case tests positive for COVID-19, that case will be moved from the 'presumptive' tally to the 'confirmed' tally. However, if an individual with a presumptive case tests negative for COVID-19, that case will remain in the 'presumptive' tally."

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 2,071 COVID-19 test results from Josephine County have returned negative.

CURRY:

Four of Curry County's five confirmed cases have reportedly recovered as of April 29. The County reports that 271 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 five of those people have since recovered from the illness.

There have been a total of 1,308 negative test results, and 64 tests remain pending.


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

  • Jackson: 55 (46 recovered)
  • Klamath: 41 (33 recovered)
  • Josephine: 25 (24 recovered)
  • Lake: 0
  • Curry: 5 (4 recovered)
  • Siskiyou: 6 (5 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: 4335

Reported Deaths: 157
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah118161
Marion98126
Washington74718
Clackamas31711
Deschutes1270
Umatilla1213
Linn1189
Polk10012
Lane773
Yamhill707
Jackson670
Benton565
Clatsop450
Jefferson440
Klamath440
Malheur320
Coos310
Douglas270
Wasco261
Josephine241
Hood River220
Lincoln170
Columbia160
Morrow120
Curry70
Union60
Tillamook60
Crook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

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Confirmed Cases: 117215

Reported Deaths: 4305
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Los Angeles572192448
Riverside8155342
San Diego7554269
Orange6574150
San Bernardino5501208
Alameda351597
Santa Clara2819143
San Francisco258743
Kern237639
San Mateo218884
Tulare200489
Fresno188236
Imperial179829
Santa Barbara166912
Contra Costa150637
Sacramento143958
Ventura116434
Kings11375
San Joaquin98235
Stanislaus75029
Monterey57110
Sonoma5664
Solano54622
Marin50115
Merced3017
San Luis Obispo2781
Placer2289
Santa Cruz2172
Yolo21324
Madera1143
Napa1133
Humboldt1023
El Dorado960
San Benito882
Butte511
Sutter462
Del Norte460
Nevada421
Shasta394
Mono371
Mendocino300
Yuba301
Lake260
Inyo201
Glenn170
Mariposa161
Calaveras150
Amador100
Siskiyou80
Colusa70
Lassen50
Tehama51
Plumas40
Tuolumne40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
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