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Jackson County reports new, transferred COVID-19 case

The counties of Southern Oregon have all submitted plans for reopening to the Governor's Office, and are expected to enter Phase One on Friday.

Posted: May 12, 2020 12:24 PM

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

JACKSON:

On Tuesday, Jackson County Public Health said that a case confirmed in another Oregon county was transferred to Jackson after "residency was confirmed," bringing the total to 50. The last confirmed case was announced on Friday, April 24 — more than two weeks ago.

Of the 50 total cases, Jackson County says that at least 40 have fully recovered. Nine cases are still being monitored by public health staff.

"Governor Brown emphasized that by taking steps gradually and carefully and following science and data, Oregon can begin to reopen safely," the County said in a statement. "Jackson County submitted its COVID-19 Reopening and Prerequisites Status and Plan, as the county believes they have met the prerequisites set forth by Governor Brown to enter into the first phase of reopening. These requirements to reopen Jackson County are based on clear public health criteria and signs our health care system is able to respond to a spike in new infections."

Public health officials say that they expect to see cases rise in Jackson County and throughout the state as businesses begin to reopen. They urged that people continue to practice social distancing, proper hygiene, and wear face coverings to help protect those who are more likely to have complications from COVID-19.

"For people who are at risk of developing severe complications from COVID-19, it is best that you continue to stay home as much as possible, even if you feel well," the County said. "If you chose to access services during the reopening phases, be sure to wear a face covering, remain 6 ft. from all people, and follow good hygiene and disinfection practices."

KLAMATH: 

Klamath County Public Health reported one new "presumptive" case in the county on Tuesday, although the countywide total number of confirmed cases remains at 40. Importantly, County officials also reported that 33 of those cases have recovered and are no longer active.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."

The County said that 2,532 total tests have been processed as of Monday, May 11.

Based on the County's demographic data, 26 of the confirmed cases are women, and 14 are men. Five of the 40 cases have been hospitalized for the virus. Seven cases have been between the ages of 20-29, nine in the 30-39 age group, seven in 40-49, nine 50-59, six 60-69, one 70-79, and one in the 80 or older group.

JOSEPHINE: 

On Tuesday, Josephine County Public Health officials reported no new confirmed cases of coronavirus, leaving the county total of confirmed cases at 21. Eighteen people have reportedly recovered from the virus.

The agency also said that it would follow new reporting strategies from the Oregon Health Authority, reporting presumptive positive cases alongside confirmed cases.

"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."

There are currently four presumptive cases in Josephine County.

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

As of Wednesday morning, a total of 1,574 COVID-19 test results from Josephine County have returned negative.

CURRY:

All four of Curry County's confirmed cases have reportedly recovered as of April 29. The County reports that 211 people have been tested and returned negative results.

SISKIYOU:

Siskiyou County officials say that there remain five confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county, and all five of those people have since recovered from the illness.

There have been a total of 481 negative test results, and 7 tests remain pending.


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

  • Jackson: 49 (40 recovered)
  • Klamath: 40 (33 recovered)
  • Josephine: 21 (18 recovered)
  • Lake: 0
  • Curry: 4 (4 recovered)
  • Siskiyou: 5 (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: 348766

Reported Deaths: 4161
CountyCasesDeaths
Multnomah54797689
Washington37988313
Marion36055444
Clackamas29094304
Lane26966298
Jackson22632300
Deschutes19577123
Umatilla14241144
Linn12380120
Douglas11795240
Josephine9233195
Yamhill8517110
Klamath7709110
Polk715380
Malheur551574
Benton529130
Coos489691
Columbia371343
Jefferson361450
Union313146
Lincoln310638
Wasco281540
Crook274745
Clatsop239529
Baker198028
Tillamook193328
Hood River188337
Morrow181623
Curry178122
Harney108424
Grant97612
Lake89011
Wallowa67012
Gilliam1484
Sherman1463
Wheeler991
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California Coronavirus Cases

Data is updated nightly.

Cases: 4810222

Reported Deaths: 70598
CountyCasesDeaths
Los Angeles147569426398
Riverside3693444990
San Diego3636444159
San Bernardino3563155566
Orange3227415518
Sacramento1576212279
Santa Clara1445181890
Kern1441461605
Fresno1441232051
Alameda1198871372
San Joaquin1018071708
Ventura1005241164
Contra Costa99234982
Stanislaus851571315
Tulare78945951
San Francisco54031645
San Mateo53828622
Monterey50696582
Solano45761334
Santa Barbara44836521
Merced41781577
Sonoma40711402
Placer38902415
Imperial35642764
Kings32369314
San Luis Obispo29653329
Madera23518281
Butte23364260
Shasta23360334
Santa Cruz20861218
Yolo20147247
Marin17581243
El Dorado16960149
Sutter13775169
Napa12808100
Yuba994282
Tehama9298104
Humboldt9102108
Nevada903990
Mendocino752786
Lassen746346
San Benito737372
Tuolumne673993
Lake6506104
Amador537264
Siskiyou442742
Glenn430330
Calaveras381780
Del Norte356141
Colusa301718
Inyo196739
Mono16445
Plumas15756
Mariposa127315
Trinity86011
Modoc6698
Unassigned1860
Sierra1760
Alpine1020
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