KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore--- The Oregon Health Authority is transfering 54 cases of COVID-19 to Klamath County. These cases will be added to the total for the week of September 28, 2020. The 54 cases are not a single day case number. This week's total remains at 10 cases. Last week's total has grown to 76 with the 54 new cases.
The new cases bring Klamath's total up to 366.
Klamath County Public Health says the information obtained through case investigations indicates that when an individual is involved in seasonal work opportunites, requiring them to stay outside of their county/and or state of primary residence while working, the cases are reassigned to the county of their workplace.
"Cases remain assigned to the week in which their results were first reported in the state communicable disease database. After identifying such circumstances related to a seasonal employment operation in Klamath County, Oregon Health Authority has transferred 54 cases previously reported to other counties or states" said KCPH.
KCPH is working with the employer to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.