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Klamath County announces one new confirmed case of COVID-19

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Officials say that this case is believed to be another example of community spread.

Posted: Mar 30, 2020 4:02 PM
Updated: Mar 30, 2020 4:07 PM

KLAMATH COUNTY -- Health officials are currently investigating one new positive case of the coronavirus, now bringing the county total to five. One of those individuals has since recovered from the illness.

Klamath County Public Health was notified of the new case on Monday after the Oregon Health Authority had already tallied its statewide numbers. As a result, the case will not appear on OHA updates until tomorrow.

Oregon Health Authority releases its daily numbers, compiled by 8 a.m. each day, during the noon hour.

Officials said that contact tracing for this case is already underway, and this is believed to be another example of community spread. The last two cases were announced on Saturday, and one was believed to be community acquired while the other appeared to be travel-related.

"Once Public Health is aware of a positive case, it works with the individual to determine close contacts who might be at risk," the agency said. "Possible times and areas of exposure are also announced when known. Those individuals who may have been exposed are given instructions and next steps to prevent further exposure within the community."


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People who have had a fever, dry cough, or difficulty breathing are asked to remain home until 72 hours after the symptoms stop, without the use of medication. Anyone needing medical help is asked to call ahead so protective measures can be taken. Individuals with life-threatening symptoms should go to the emergency room.

“Our highest priority is the health and safety of our community. We will take all steps necessary to ensure safety while also holding to our core value of integrity. We will not release the name, address or other identifying information about these people,” said Jennifer Little, KCPH director. “It is a matter of patient confidentiality.”

The agency said that in Klamath County "the expectation is that these individuals and their families be able to recover without being the targets of social media attacks and the stigmatization that has occurred in other Oregon communities."

Oregon Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Confirmed Cases: 4474

Reported Deaths: 159
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Marion101126
Washington75518
Clackamas33312
Deschutes1330
Umatilla1243
Linn1219
Polk10012
Lane803
Yamhill757
Jackson690
Benton575
Jefferson460
Clatsop450
Klamath440
Malheur320
Coos320
Wasco291
Douglas280
Hood River280
Lincoln230
Josephine231
Columbia160
Morrow120
Curry70
Crook70
Union60
Tillamook60
Wallowa20
Lake20
Sherman10
Harney10
Grant10
Baker10
Unassigned00

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Confirmed Cases: 122168

Reported Deaths: 4444
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Riverside8303345
San Diego7798283
Orange6783165
San Bernardino5650209
Alameda364197
Santa Clara2850144
San Francisco264443
Imperial249330
Kern246245
San Mateo224484
Tulare208392
Fresno194437
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Kings11876
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Monterey62110
Sonoma5934
Solano55922
Marin52517
Merced3107
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Placer2599
Santa Cruz2192
Yolo21624
Madera1293
Napa1263
Humboldt1044
El Dorado980
San Benito962
Butte601
Nevada491
Sutter482
Del Norte470
Shasta404
Mono371
Mendocino330
Yuba311
Lake300
Inyo201
Glenn170
Calaveras160
Mariposa161
Amador100
Siskiyou90
Colusa70
Tehama61
Tuolumne50
Lassen50
Plumas40
Alpine20
Sierra10
Trinity10
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