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2 new COVID-19 cases in Klamath County

MARCH 28: KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials have announced two new COVID-19 cases in the county, including the first potential community-spread case.

The information may not be in today’s statewide tally, as KCPH personnel learned of the positive test after the formalizing of Saturday numbers at 8 a.m. It potentially will be released by the state tomorrow. Oregon Health Authority releases daily numbers, compiled by 8 a.m. each day, during the noon hour.

Contact tracing is underway. One individual’s case is travel related, while the other is thought to be community spread. Once Public Health is aware of a positive case, it works with the individual to determine close contacts who might be at risk. Those individuals are given instructions and next steps to prevent further exposure within the community.

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.”

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.

The best way to prevent the spread of germs is to:

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Call before seeking medical care.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.

Brown announces new social distancing measures

Click here or the image below to go to the Stay home. Save lives. page.

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Frequently asked questions about enforcement

Frequently asked questions about enforcement (Spanish)

State of emergency in Klamath County

March 17: The Klamath County Board of Commissioners declared a state of emergency.

Click here to see the declaration

State of emergency in Oregon

March 23: Governor Kate Brown issues the executive order for people to stay home and stay healthy. 

Click here to read the executive order

March 20: Governor Kate Brown and Portland-area elected officials announce an upcoming new order to stay home to stay safe.

March 17: Governor Kate Brown announced an extension of Oregon’s statewide school closure to a total of six weeks, until April 28, and also issued further guidance for Oregon’s public schools. This follows on an initial two-week closure of Oregon’s schools to end on March 31.

Click here to read the news release

March 12: In consideration of staffing challenges and health concerns due to the public health threat of coronavirus, Governor Kate Brown today announced a statewide closure of Oregon K-12 schools from Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, March 31.

Click here to read the news release

March 12: Governor Kate Brown today announced urgent new rules to slow the spread of COVID-19 in Oregon. The following measures are based on the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Oregon public health experts, epidemiologists, and health professionals.

Click here to read the news release

March 8: Governor Kate Brown declared a state of emergency in Oregon to address the spread of the novel coronavirus after the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) identified seven new cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, bringing the total to 14. The Governor authorized the state of emergency by verbal proclamation 8:14 p.m. Saturday, and confirmed the executive order in writing Sunday.

Click here to read the news release

Background

CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which has now been detected in 37 locations internationally, including cases in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS and SARS.

What is a coronavirus? Where do they come from? How can I protect myself? Watch this Q&A from the World Health Organization for the answers.

Resources

Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) encourages anyone looking for more information about coronavirus to visit the CDC website. Johns Hopkins University has a good overview page, too. This blog on the Harvard University Medical School site by Todd Ellerin, MD, is very informative. The World Health Organization provides a global look at the outbreak.

KCPH is working with statewide partners to stay up-to-date on information as it becomes available.

Situation in Oregon

The Oregon Health Authority updates its numbers at 8 a.m., but does not release them until the afternoon. This page is updated as soon as those numbers become available.

As of 3/28/2020, 9:30 a.m. Updated daily.
Positive479
Negative9,693
Total persons tested10,172
Total deaths13
CountyPositiveDeaths*Negative
Baker007
Benton80283
Clackamas362870
Clatsop3077
Columbia10108
Coos00119
Crook007
Curry0032
Deschutes200165
Douglas40154
Gilliam004
Grant101
Harney0021
Hood River10100
Jackson801076
Jefferson0011
Josephine50114
Klamath2084
Lake0013
Lane91454
Lincoln1058
Linn321573
Malheur0028
Marion943862
Morrow1020
Multnomah8122430
Polk110202
Sherman002
Tillamook1040
Umatilla40102
Union1019
Wallowa003
Wasco2066
Washington14031286
Wheeler001
Yamhill131301
Total479139693


Age groupCasesEver hospitalizedDeaths*
0 to 191000
20 to 293930
30 to 396050
40 to 4995210
50 to 5991160
60 to 6992333
70 to 7949235
80 and over42165
Not available1--
Total47911713


SexCasesDeaths*
Female2607
Male2146
Not available5-
Total47913


HospitalizedCases
Yes117
No266
Not provided96
Total479


Hospital CapacityNumber
Available adult ICU beds283
Available adult non-ICU beds2099
Available pediatric beds189
Available pediatric ICU beds68
Available ventilators746
COVID-19 admissions107
COVID-19 patients on ventilators31

County of residence for cases may change as new information becomes available. If changes occur, we will update our counts accordingly.

*For additional details on individuals who have died from COVID-19 in Oregon, please refer to our press releases.

Ever hospitalized, if available.

Notes:

  1. Because community transmission is occurring in Oregon and recommendations on social distancing are in place, as of March 17, 2020, we no longer report daily counts of persons under monitoring.
  2. Confirmation by CDC of laboratory results from the Oregon State Public Health Laboratory is no longer required; therefore as of March 15, 2020, we no longer note the number of CDC-confirmed cases.
  3. Reporting of travel history is not available for cases reported to OHA by commercial laboratories; therefore as of March 15, 2020, we no longer include information about travel history.
  4. As of March 26, 2020, OHA is releasing the daily situational status report, which is produced jointly with Oregon Office of Emergency Management It details the overall picture of the COVID-19 response across government agencies.

Real-time mapping

Johns Hopkins University has provided this map to show the international scope of COVID-19 in real time.

Daily update: 10:30 a.m. March 28, 2020

A 17-year-old in Washington developed ncov2019.live. National numbers are taken from that site.

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US report

NAMECONFIRMEDCHANGES TODAYDECEASEDCHANGES TODAYRECOVEREDSERIOUS








TOTAL113,416↑ 8,689 (8.29%)1,910↑ 184 (10.66%)2,4412,201
New York52,318↑ 6,056 (13.09%)728↑ 122 (20.13%)2,0451,755
New Jersey8,825
108
00
California4,980↑ 189 (3.94%)104↑ 10 (10.63%)10
Florida3,763↑ 565 (17.66%)54↑ 8 (17.39%)00
Washington3,723↑ 23 (0.62%)175
190
Michigan3,657
93
00
Louisiana3,315
137
0336
Massachusetts3,240
35
00
Illinois3,026
37
20
Pennsylvania2,751↑ 533 (24.03%)34↑ 12 (54.54%)01
Georgia2,198
65
00
Texas1,964
26
01
Colorado1,734
31
00
Connecticut1,291
27
00
Indiana1,232↑ 251 (25.58%)31↑ 7 (29.16%)00
Tennessee1,203
6
00
Ohio1,137
19
0107
Maryland992↑ 218 (28.16%)5
320
North Carolina952↑ 72 (8.18%)4↑ 1 (33.33%)00
Wisconsin935
15
10
Arizona773↑ 108 (16.24%)15↑ 2 (15.38%)10
Virginia739↑ 135 (22.35%)17↑ 3 (21.42%)00
Missouri727
12
00
Mississippi663↑ 84 (14.50%)13↑ 5 (62.5%)00
Alabama644↑ 17 (2.71%)3
00
Nevada621↑ 86 (16.07%)10
00
South Carolina539
13
00
Utah480
4
00
Minnesota441↑ 43 (10.80%)5↑ 1 (25%)2201
Oregon414
12
00
Iowa398↑ 63 (18.80%)3
00
Arkansas384
3
00
Oklahoma377↑ 55 (17.08%)15↑ 7 (87.5%)00
District of Columbia304
4
490
Kentucky302
8
00
Idaho230
4
00
Kansas217
4
00
Delaware213↑ 48 (29.09%)3↑ 1 (50%)90
Maine211↑ 43 (25.59%)1
160
Vermont211↑ 27 (14.67%)12↑ 2 (20%)00
Rhode Island203
0
00
New Mexico191
1
00
New Hampshire187
2
00
Montana129↑ 8 (6.61%)1
00
Hawaii120
0
00
Puerto Rico100↑ 21 (26.58%)3
00
West Virginia96
1
00
Nebraska89↑ 4 (4.70%)2
00
Alaska85↑ 16 (23.18%)2↑ 1 (100%)00
North Dakota83↑ 15 (22.05%)1
160
Wyoming82↑ 9 (12.32%)0
00
South Dakota58
1
210
Guam55
1
70
Diamond Princess (repatriated)46
0
20
Grand Princess21
0
00
U.S. Virgin Islands19
0
00
Wuhan (repatriated)3
0
00


Countries with confirmed cases

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TOTAL644,417↑ 32,875 (5.37%)29,905↑ 2,354 (8.54%)143,49623,720
United States113,416↑ 8,689 (8.29%)1,910↑ 184 (10.66%)2,4412,201
Italy92,472↑ 5,974 (6.90%)10,023↑ 889 (9.73%)12,3843,856
China81,394↑ 54 (0.06%)3,295↑ 3 (0.09%)74,9712,314
Spain72,251↑ 6,529 (9.93%)5,812↑ 674 (13.11%)12,2854,575
Germany55,843↑ 2,469 (4.62%)404↑ 48 (13.48%)12,669939
Iran35,408↑ 3,076 (9.51%)2,517↑ 139 (5.84%)11,6793,206
France32,964
1,995
4,9483,375
United Kingdom17,089↑ 2,546 (17.50%)1,019↑ 260 (34.25%)13520
Switzerland13,377↑ 449 (3.47%)242↑ 11 (4.76%)1,5240
Netherlands9,762↑ 1,159 (13.47%)639↑ 93 (17.03%)21,034
South Korea9,478↑ 146 (1.56%)144↑ 5 (3.59%)4,8110
Belgium9,134↑ 1,850 (25.39%)353↑ 64 (22.14%)1,063789
Austria8,030↑ 333 (4.32%)68↑ 10 (17.24%)9135
Turkey7,402↑ 1,704 (29.90%)108↑ 16 (17.39%)420
Portugal5,170↑ 902 (21.13%)100↑ 24 (31.57%)4361
Canada4,933↑ 176 (3.69%)55
35323
Norway3,973↑ 202 (5.35%)21↑ 1 (5%)076
Australia3,640↑ 257 (7.59%)14↑ 1 (7.69%)24428
Brazil3,477↑ 60 (1.75%)93↑ 1 (1.08%)1148
Israel3,460↑ 425 (14.00%)12
7949
Sweden3,447
105
16209
Czechia2,541↑ 262 (11.49%)9
112
Denmark2,356↑ 155 (7.04%)65↑ 13 (25%)3109
Malaysia2,320↑ 159 (7.35%)27↑ 1 (3.84%)32073
Ireland2,121
22
525
Chile1,909↑ 299 (18.57%)6↑ 1 (20%)330
Luxembourg1,831↑ 226 (14.08%)18↑ 3 (20%)00
Ecuador1,823↑ 196 (12.04%)48↑ 7 (17.07%)341
Japan1,652
53
35956
Pakistan1,487↑ 47 (3.26%)12↑ 1 (9.09%)260
Poland1,481↑ 92 (6.62%)17↑ 1 (6.25%)132
Romania1,452↑ 160 (12.38%)30↑ 4 (15.38%)13925
Russia1,264↑ 228 (22.00%)7
490
Thailand1,245↑ 109 (9.59%)6↑ 1 (20%)9712
Saudi Arabia1,203↑ 99 (8.96%)4↑ 1 (33.33%)370
South Africa1,170
1
314
Finland1,167↑ 126 (12.10%)9↑ 2 (28.57%)1022
Indonesia1,155↑ 109 (10.42%)102↑ 15 (17.24%)590
Philippines1,075↑ 272 (33.87%)68↑ 14 (25.92%)351
Greece1,061↑ 95 (9.83%)32↑ 4 (14.28%)5269
Iceland963↑ 73 (8.20%)2
976
India933↑ 46 (5.18%)20
800
Singapore802↑ 70 (9.56%)2
19819
Panama786
14
28
Dominican Republic719↑ 138 (23.75%)28↑ 8 (40%)30
Mexico717↑ 132 (22.56%)12↑ 4 (50%)2317
Diamond Princess712
10
60112
Argentina690↑ 101 (17.14%)17↑ 4 (30.76%)630
Slovenia684↑ 52 (8.22%)9
025
Serbia659↑ 131 (24.81%)10↑ 2 (25%)149
Croatia657↑ 71 (12.11%)5↑ 2 (66.66%)456
Estonia645↑ 70 (12.17%)1
2010
Peru635
11
1616
Qatar590↑ 28 (4.98%)1
450
Hong Kong561↑ 41 (7.88%)4
1122
Colombia539
6
80
Egypt536
30
1160
Iraq506↑ 48 (10.48%)42↑ 2 (5%)1310
Bahrain476↑ 10 (2.14%)4
2651
United Arab Emirates468
2
550
Algeria454↑ 45 (11.00%)29↑ 3 (11.53%)770
New Zealand451↑ 83 (22.55%)0
272
Lebanon412↑ 21 (5.37%)8
32
Lithuania382↑ 24 (6.70%)5
10
Armenia372↑ 43 (13.06%)1
180
Morocco358↑ 13 (3.76%)23
110
Hungary343↑ 43 (14.33%)11↑ 1 (10%)340
Bulgaria313↑ 20 (6.82%)6↑ 3 (100%)32
Ukraine311↑ 1 (0.32%)8↑ 3 (60%)50
Andorra308↑ 41 (15.35%)3
30
Latvia305↑ 25 (8.92%)0
10
Slovakia292↑ 23 (8.55%)1
00
Taiwan283↑ 16 (5.99%)2
300
Uruguay274↑ 36 (15.12%)0
28
Costa Rica263
2
21
Bosnia258↑ 21 (8.86%)5↑ 1 (25%)50
Jordan235
1
180
Kuwait235↑ 10 (4.44%)0
6411
Moldova231↑ 32 (16.08%)2
50
Kazakhstan228↑ 78 (52%)1
00
Tunisia227
7
10
San Marino223
21
613
Burkina Faso207↑ 27 (15%)11↑ 2 (22.22%)100
North Macedonia201
3
30
Albania197↑ 11 (5.91%)10↑ 2 (25%)173
Azerbaijan182↑ 17 (10.30%)4↑ 1 (33.33%)155
Cyprus179↑ 17 (10.49%)5
16
Vietnam174↑ 11 (6.74%)0
170
Oman152↑ 21 (16.03%)0
230
Malta149↑ 10 (7.19%)0
21
Ghana141↑ 4 (2.91%)5↑ 1 (25%)20
Senegal130↑ 11 (9.24%)0
180
Brunei120↑ 5 (4.34%)1
110
Cuba119↑ 39 (48.75%)3↑ 1 (50%)42
Venezuela113
2
312
Sri Lanka113↑ 7 (6.60%)1
90
Afghanistan110
4
30
Uzbekistan104↑ 16 (18.18%)2↑ 1 (100%)04
Mauritius102↑ 8 (8.51%)2
00
Cambodia99
0
110
Palestine97↑ 6 (6.59%)1
170
Ivory Coast96
0
30
Honduras95↑ 27 (39.70%)1
00
Cameroon94
2
20
Belarus94
0
320
Nigeria89↑ 19 (27.14%)1
30
Kosovo88
1
10
Georgia85
0
141
Montenegro82
1
00
Bolivia74↑ 13 (21.31%)0
00
Trinidad and Tobago74↑ 8 (12.12%)2
10
Kyrgyz Republic58
0
00
DR Congo58↑ 7 (13.72%)6↑ 3 (100%)20
Northern Cyprus56
0
30
Liechtenstein56
0
00
Gibraltar56↑ 1 (1.81%)0
141
Paraguay56↑ 4 (7.69%)3
01
Rwanda54
0
00
Jersey52
1
00
Bangladesh48
5
110
Monaco42
0
10
Aruba40↑ 7 (21.21%)0
10
Kenya38↑ 7 (22.58%)1
10
Guernsey36
0
00
Macau34
0
100
Isle of Man32↑ 3 (10.34%)0
00
Guatemala32↑ 4 (14.28%)1
50
French Polynesia30
0
00
Jamaica30↑ 4 (15.38%)1
00
Zambia28↑ 6 (27.27%)0
00
Barbados26
0
00
Madagascar26
0
01
Togo25
1
10
Uganda23
0
00
El Salvador19↑ 6 (46.15%)0
00
Mali18↑ 7 (63.63%)0
00
Bermuda17
0
00
Ethiopia16
0
10
Maldives16
0
110
New Caledonia15
0
00
Tanzania, United Republic of13
0
00
Equatorial Guinea12
0
00
Djibouti12
0
00
Mongolia12↑ 1 (9.09%)0
02
Greenland10
0
20
Bahamas10
0
10
Niger10
1
00
Eswatini9
0
00
Cayman Islands8
1
00
Suriname8
0
00
Namibia8
0
00
Haiti8
0
00
Mozambique8↑ 1 (14.28%)0
00
Myanmar8
0
00
Guinea8
0
10
Seychelles7
0
01
Grenada7
0
01
Antigua and Barbuda7
0
00
Curaçao7
1
00
Gabon7
1
00
Zimbabwe7↑ 2 (40%)1
00
Laos6
0


Benin6
0
00
Eritrea6
0
00
Vatican City6↑ 2 (50%)0
00
Guyana5
1
00
Cape Verde5
1


Syria5
0
00
Fiji5
0
00
Montserrat5
0
00
Chad5
0
00
Central African Republic5
0
30
Nepal5↑ 1 (25%)0
10
Mauritania5↑ 2 (66.66%)0
00
Sudan5↑ 2 (66.66%)1
00
Gambia4
1
00
Congo Republic4
0
00
Angola4
0
00
Nicaragua4
1
00
Liberia3
0
00
Saint Lucia3
0
10
Sint Maarten3
0
00
Bhutan3
0
00
Somalia3
0
00
St. Kitts and Nevis2
0
00
British Virgin Islands2
0
00
Guinea-Bissau2
0
00
Turks and Caicos Islands2
0
00
Belize2
0
00
Timor-Leste1
0
00
Libya1
0
00
Papua New Guinea1
0
00
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines1
0
00
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