KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials report 82 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases is now 3,534.

There are 44 cases to date this week.

On Saturday, there were 37 new cases assigned to the county and one transferred from another county to Klamath County. Cases are assigned to the county of residence. In the week that concluded Saturday, Klamath County had a total of 222 new COVID-19 cases.

On Friday, April 9, a change in statewide metrics allowed Klamath County to move to “high risk” instead of “extreme risk”. The change now requires 300 or more statewide hospitalizations for any county to move to “extreme”.

Sunday’s statewide numbers reflected 215 hospitalized, which was 15 more than Saturday. Also statewide, there were 48 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which was one more than Saturday. This Friday, April 23, would be a movement day, but Klamath County should remain in “high risk”.

Statewide, and Klamath County-specific, metrics now are:

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.

Information from Oregon Health Authority can be found at https://www.oregon.gov/oha/erd/pages/covid-19-news.aspx and https://public.tableau.com/profile/oregon.health.authority.covid.19#!/#!%2F.