KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials report 15 new cases and one death. The total number of cases is now 2,979. Deaths number 56.

The death of 79-year-old woman at her home January 19 was discovered by Oregon Health Authority in routine auditing of vital statistics.

There are two cases to date this week.

On Saturday, there were 13 new cases assigned to the county. In the week that concluded Saturday, Klamath County had a total of 70 new COVID-19 cases.

To remain in the “moderate risk level” the county must have no more than 67 cases in a two-week period. The next possible movement would be Friday, April 16.

Klamath County was allowed to remain in “moderate risk” last Friday, despite exceeding the 67 cases in a two-week period. This was due to a “pause” the Governor’s Office provides to allow businesses to operate within a lower risk level for more than two weeks.

KCPH provides a weekly news release on Mondays, allowing for a recap of the previous week and information about risk levels. Daily updates will continue via Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/KCPublicHealth, and at https://www.publichealth.klamathcounty.org/coronavirus.