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Klamath County reports two new COVID-19 cases and 11 recoveries, Jackson County says no new cases

Data on people who have recovered from the coronavirus has come only sporadically, at the discretion of individual counties. At present, the state of Oregon does not have any publicly available figures.

Posted: Apr 10, 2020 10:40 AM
Updated: Apr 10, 2020 2:23 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. -- Local public health officials began announcing new confirmed cases of the coronavirus in southern Oregon and northern California as of Friday, April 10. Figures from each individual county will be updated below as soon as NewsWatch 12 receives their latest figures.

JACKSON:

On Friday, Jackson County Public Health said that it had received no new positive tests for COVID-19, leaving the countywide total at 43 cases. The County says that it has now seen a case in every age group.

By Wednesday, health officials' demographic data showed that only seven of the County's 41 cases had been hospitalized from the virus. Though some cases were found in people as young as 0-19, the vast majority occurred in people age 50 or older.

"In the days ahead, we are going to experience sunshine and warm weather in Jackson County and most of Oregon," health officials said. "Understandably, many of us will want to go outside and feel the warmth of the sun. Today, we want to provide you guidance on how to stay safe and save lives while enjoying the great weather.

"Your efforts in physical distancing and following the recommendation to 'Stay Home. Save Lives.' is working to flatten the curve and slow the spread of COVID-19 in Jackson County and Oregon as a whole. We must continue life-saving physical distancing and limit the number of times we are accessing essential services (groceries, medical care, pharmacies)."

The County provided the following guidance for things you can do outdoors:

  • If you’re able to maintain physical distancing, enjoy the outdoor areas of your residence.
  • Have an outdoor picnic at your residence with the people you live with.
  • Have a virtual picnic with friends.
  • Get things done at home, such as gardening or washing your car.
  • Open doors and windows to get fresh air while remaining inside.
  • Enjoy solo physical activities or those with members of your immediate household such as walking, biking, running or rollerblading.
  • Wave to your neighbors from a distance. Let them know you’re happy to see them.

When enjoying this beautiful weather, please don’t:

  • Participate in group sports
  • Hike on crowded trails
  • Attend in-person social gatherings
  • Travel

KLAMATH: 

Klamath County Public Health announced two new confirmed cases in the county on Thursday. The countywide total number of confirmed cases is now 25. Importantly, County officials also reported that 11 of those cases have recovered and are no longer active.

"Due to conflicting national and statewide reports about the initiative to have people stay at home, many people are attempting to resume their normal lifestyle behaviors," Klamath County Public Health said. "Governor Brown’s closure of schools through the remainder of the school year is an indication that her order to 'Stay home. Save lives' will not end in the immediate future.

"It is important that community members continue to stay home, practice social or physical distancing of six feet, disinfect surfaces, and frequently washing their hands. Now that COVID-19 is in the community, these actions are urgent to prevent further spread."

Klamath County Public Health says that at this time 603 tests have been completed for COVID-19 in the county. On Monday, Sky Lakes Medical Center said that it would expand its drive-up testing to anyone who appears, not just those with a doctor's order.

Based on the County's demographic data, 16 of the confirmed cases are women, and nine are men. Four of the 23 cases have been hospitalized for the virus.

At present, cases in Klamath County skew toward younger people — fairly unusual compared to other populations. Five cases have been between the ages of 20-29, seven in the 30-39 age group, four in 40-49, four 50-59, four 60-69, and one 70-79.

JOSEPHINE: 

Josephine County Public Health officials announced one new case of coronavirus in the county on Thursday. This brings the countywide total number of cases at 17.

"Josephine County Public Health is investigating all cases to identify contacts and exposures and to isolate and monitor all individuals relevant to the cases," the agency said. "Public Health will reach out to anyone suspected of exposure to COVID-19."

According to the City of Grants Pass as of April 3, at least three of the area's cases have completely recovered. At least one person has been hospitalized.

As of 10 a.m. on April 9, a total of 553 COVID-19 tests from Josephine County have been reported to OHA, and a total of 17 tests have been positive. More samples have been sent to approved labs, but results have not yet been returned.

CURRY:

On Sunday night, Curry County announced its first three confirmed cases of COVID-19:

"As of late this evening, Curry County Public Health has received information through Coos County Public Health of two Curry County residents who were tested for the COVID-19 virus. The tests were performed in Coos County and those tests were confirmed positive today for the Corona Virus (COVID-19). The two individuals have been self-isolating. Also this afternoon, Curry General Hospital notified Curry County Public Health of another confirmed COVID-19 case of a Curry County resident who has also been self-isolating. This is unrelated to the first two cases."

Curry County Public Health said it has been in contact with all three individuals, and all three are symptom-free. Those patients will be monitored daily.

SISKIYOU:

As of Monday morning, Siskiyou County officials say that there are now five confirmed COVID-19 cases in the county. Three of those people have since recovered from the illness.

There have been a total of 139 tests performed — 128 were negative, and seven are still awaiting results.


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

  • Jackson: 43
  • Klamath: 25
  • Josephine: 17
  • Lake: 0
  • Curry: 3
  • Siskiyou: 5

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: 9294

Reported Deaths: 209
CountyConfirmedDeaths
Multnomah230169
Marion156447
Washington144620
Clackamas77324
Umatilla6204
Union3471
Lincoln3272
Deschutes1920
Lane1803
Linn1549
Polk14912
Malheur1401
Jackson1310
Yamhill1318
Jefferson1260
Klamath1231
Hood River880
Benton835
Wasco751
Morrow721
Clatsop490
Douglas440
Coos410
Josephine411
Columbia310
Lake190
Tillamook120
Crook110
Wallowa100
Curry70
Baker40
Grant10
Harney10
Sherman10
Gilliam00
Unassigned00
Wheeler00

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Confirmed Cases: 246550

Reported Deaths: 6265
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Los Angeles1077923457
Riverside18720465
San Diego15207377
Orange15065354
San Bernardino13152265
Imperial6824100
Alameda6384138
Fresno562677
Kern493977
Santa Clara4750159
Tulare4521133
San Joaquin429855
San Francisco371950
Sacramento355969
San Mateo3376108
Contra Costa332678
Santa Barbara326129
Ventura324047
Kings258332
Marin244619
Stanislaus239144
Monterey174815
Solano147625
Sonoma12299
Merced120811
Placer75411
San Luis Obispo6752
Yolo58324
Madera5665
Santa Cruz4103
Napa3444
San Benito2572
Lassen2340
Butte2063
El Dorado2060
Sutter2063
Humboldt1384
Shasta1354
Nevada1231
Glenn1220
Yuba1031
Tehama881
Lake850
Mendocino850
Colusa700
Calaveras530
Del Norte511
Tuolumne430
Mono411
Inyo321
Siskiyou310
Mariposa271
Amador260
Plumas110
Alpine20
Trinity20
Sierra10
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