Klamath County reports 6 new COVID-19 cases; Jackson County adds 1 case

All of southern Oregon's counties entered Phase II of reopening on June 5, allowing more businesses to resume services under strict physical distancing and sanitation guidelines.

Posted: Jun 22, 2020 10:44 AM

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

JACKSON:

Jackson County Public Health reported on new case on Monday, bringing the total to 91. As of Monday, at least 65 people were considered recovered from the virus.

These latest cases are not linked to a recent outbreak at Harry & David, Jackson County officials said. At last report, eight employees and three close contacts had tested positive for coronavirus, and a contact tracing investigation is ongoing.

"People are staying home less: they are returning to work, are increasing their travels, attending social gatherings, and participating in physical activities," County health officials said. "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. 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 resume their daily routines."

KLAMATH: 

Klamath County Public Health reported 6 new confirmed cases on Monday, bringing the County total to 94. County officials say that 45 of those cases had recovered and are no longer active.

An increasing number of the recent cases have been among younger people. 12 cases are between the ages of 0-19, 12 more cases 20-29, 21 cases are 30-39, and 17 cases 40-49. Though 19 cases have been reported among adults ages 50-59, far fewer cases have been among people older than that range.

"The recent growth in COVID-19 cases is largely because of successful contact tracing," public health officials said. "The tracing is done to identify and test those who have been exposed. The honesty and cooperation of positive cases and their contacts in answering calls and assisting in the protection of the community is a valuable contribution to helping keep the community safe and healthy.

"The Klamath community is known for doing the right thing, especially when it concerns our friends and neighbors. Public Health is proud to participate in a process that demonstrates that our community rises to a challenge with integrity and respect for one another."

As of June 22, 4,664 Klamath County tests had been processed by laboratories.

JOSEPHINE:

Josephine County Public Health last reported a new positive case on Wednesday, bringing the county total to 26 total cases. Of those cases, 22 are considered recovered.

The agency said that it will now provide data weekly on Friday afternoons with an update posted if a new presumptive or confirmed case occurs.

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

LAKE:

Lake County last reported 6 confirmed cases of coronavirus. One test was still pending as of the last update.

CURRY:

Curry County last reported a total of 7 cases, all considered recovered. 600 people have tested negative for the virus.

SISKIYOU:

Siskiyou County officials reported one new case of coronavirus on Sunday. There are now 23 total confirmed cases in the county. 12 of those cases have since recovered. There 11 active cases in the county. 

Siskiyou county has tested 2,763 people. 2,525 tests have been negative. There are 215 tests currently awaiting results.


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

  • Jackson: 91 (65 recovered)
  • Klamath: 94 (45 recovered)
  • Josephine: 26 (22 recovered, 1 death)
  • Lake: 6
  • Curry: 7 (7 recovered)
  • Siskiyou: 23 (11 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: 65170

Reported Deaths: 820
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah14988210
Washington881596
Marion8321127
Clackamas535376
Umatilla409948
Lane382037
Jackson335623
Malheur230839
Deschutes191114
Yamhill156516
Linn126018
Polk105115
Douglas80415
Jefferson76511
Benton7097
Union6912
Klamath6854
Morrow6197
Lincoln56313
Wasco47218
Josephine4314
Columbia4223
Coos3831
Hood River3611
Clatsop3330
Baker2573
Crook1906
Grant1221
Tillamook1110
Curry1052
Lake980
Harney861
Wallowa702
Sherman230
Gilliam210
Wheeler20
Unassigned00

California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 1114524

Reported Deaths: 18726
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles3645207438
San Bernardino845311129
Riverside806761400
San Diego71648968
Orange696941554
Kern38316445
Fresno35973471
Sacramento33133546
Santa Clara30676463
Alameda27485499
San Joaquin24649503
Contra Costa22412258
Stanislaus20370416
Tulare19752303
Ventura18040174
Imperial15053353
San Francisco14445158
Monterey13886113
San Mateo13203169
Sonoma11428155
Merced10986176
Santa Barbara10922133
Kings1003886
Solano934980
Marin7518128
Placer577867
Madera571480
San Luis Obispo561835
Yolo419975
Shasta409542
Santa Cruz389827
Butte366459
Napa275717
Sutter263813
El Dorado19304
San Benito174115
Yuba173210
Lassen14803
Tehama143523
Mendocino138522
Nevada10189
Lake83218
Glenn8296
Humboldt7309
Tuolumne7088
Colusa6426
Mono4993
Siskiyou4951
Amador45016
Calaveras43421
Inyo28316
Del Norte2731
Plumas1770
Trinity1130
Modoc1110
Mariposa1042
Alpine420
Sierra170
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