KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials report 24 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases is now 4,627.

There are 17 cases to date this week. Weeks begin on Sunday and end Saturday.

On Saturday, May 22, there were seven new cases assigned to the county. Last week, Klamath County had a total of 114 new COVID-19 cases.

Deaths now number 72.

Demographics related to case counts can be found in the epidemiology reports found at http://www.klamathcounty.org/1076/Klamath-County-data. The reports are generated on Wednesdays and posted when available.

To protect yourself:

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Keep your distance by maintaining six feet of social or physical distancing between yourself and others.
  • Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, utilizing hand sanitizer when washing facilities are not available.
  • Sanitize surfaces that are often touched.
  • Avoid gatherings of any size where social or physical distancing is not possible.

To protect others around you:

  • Get vaccinated.
  • Cover coughs and sneezes.
  • Stay home when sick.
  • Wear a clean mask in public spaces, including outdoors when six feet of social distance cannot be maintained.

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.