What follows are some statistics concerning COVID-19 in Klamath County. Numbers are shown in comparison to three other counties and Oregon as a whole.

Coos, Douglas, Union and Klamath counties in Oregon lost their timber economies at the same time. In the late 1990s, Klamath Falls’ Herald and News published a series of articles about the economic recovery efforts undertaken in each county. Throughout the decades, these counties have remained demographically comparable and are annually used by Klamath County Public Health to gauge progress in the County Rankings & Roadmaps report released each March.

The most basic form of data analysis is descriptive analysis, which shows what happened over time. That’s what this does. The COVID-19 data is from 12:01 a.m. Thursday, May 5. From these charts we see that Klamath County:

  • Is about two-thirds of the way through vaccination of the entire population of those 65 and older.
  • Has vaccinated about 41% of all eligible people.
  • Continues to have room to improve in service to people of color.

To shift to predictive analysis, the county will fare better in the long run with overall case counts as people become vaccinated. Eligibility now includes everyone 16 and older. Vaccination is a way to protect yourself and those around you. Fully vaccinated people who have close contact with a known case are not required to quarantine.

Release from Klamath County Public Health