KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials report eight new cases of COVID-19 in the community. The local case count is 443.

One case was assigned to last week, bringing that week’s total to 26. This week’s total is 7. The single case reported today and added to last week’s total was in the statewide communicable disease database on Saturday, October 31.

Under new school metrics, two-week increments now will be evaluated for number of cases and test positivity rates. Specific weekly totals are important. The week runs from Sunday to Saturday.

To move to full on-campus instruction, the two-week total would need to be less than 34. To have on-site of hybrid of on-site and distance learning, the two-week total would need to be less than 68. Official numbers for Klamath County will be released by Oregon Health Authority this week.

Information specific to Klamath County can be found at https://www.klamathcounty.org/1076/Klamath-County-data.