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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 Importantly, County officials also reported that 33 of those cases have recovered and are no longer active.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.

Cases: 78160

Reported Deaths: 953
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah18149245
Washington10929103
Marion9634147
Clackamas672781
Lane450747
Umatilla446850
Jackson401737
Deschutes251715
Malheur245945
Yamhill179717
Linn160023
Polk133219
Douglas98119
Klamath9265
Jefferson87411
Benton8457
Union8098
Morrow6717
Lincoln66515
Josephine5785
Wasco54319
Columbia5394
Coos4533
Hood River4303
Clatsop3730
Baker2914
Crook2446
Tillamook1470
Curry1462
Lake1431
Grant1381
Harney1041
Wallowa723
Gilliam230
Sherman230
Wheeler60
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1265182

Reported Deaths: 19410
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles4141857740
San Bernardino966571136
Riverside885301444
San Diego846381035
Orange805511578
Kern42614449
Fresno39004488
Sacramento38999586
Santa Clara35945486
Alameda30330520
San Joaquin26432510
Contra Costa24914261
Stanislaus22624430
Tulare21645312
Ventura20604185
Imperial16429356
Monterey15835123
San Francisco15797160
San Mateo14812170
Sonoma12662160
Merced12281182
Santa Barbara11631137
Kings1143489
Solano1095781
Marin7840129
Placer679471
Madera642786
San Luis Obispo634538
Shasta518750
Yolo502081
Santa Cruz463829
Butte419560
Sutter363719
Napa312418
El Dorado25814
Yuba222110
Lassen21823
San Benito196817
Tehama177326
Mendocino163223
Nevada141410
Tuolumne11049
Glenn98910
Lake97120
Humboldt9499
Colusa7476
Siskiyou7373
Amador66616
Mono5503
Calaveras54422
Del Norte3571
Inyo30816
Plumas2300
Trinity1680
Modoc1560
Mariposa1443
Alpine510
Sierra230
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