Officials recommend staying informed and practicing good personal hygiene including washing hands regularly, staying home when sick, and covering any cough you may have. You can reduce the chance of getting any viral infection by avoiding people who are sick and not touching your eyes, nose, or mouth before washing your hands. Federal and local authorities are not specifically recommending masks for the general public at the present time (for protection). However, a cloth mask is required in public spaces to help contain droplets you may expel but does not prevent you from being infected. Wearing a cloth mask is an effort to slow transmission. Your healthcare provider can offer the best advice regarding the use of masks specifically for protection.
Oregon Emergency Management has always recommended every family be two weeks ready and have enough food and supplies to be able to shelter in place for a two week period if needed. It’s always a good idea to be two weeks ready.
Based on current information, the primary way the virus is spread is through airborne droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or simply speaks close to you. The data on this new virus is still changing rapidly. Links to official information sources are provided below on this page. Our most recent articles are contained near the bottom of this page.
What’s the big deal about Coronavirus and Covid-19?
Coronavirus and the sickness it causes (Covid-19) is a new virus in the Corona family. There is no vaccine or treatment and people do not have built up immunity to it. The virus has the proven ability to cause people to overwhelm intensive medical care facilities (ICU Units) as seen in Italy and China. The virus can impact all age groups but seems to be limited in young children. The virus also appears to have a high mortality rate for people with underlying conditions.
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As you may know, there are multiple conspiracy theories about the government handling of Covid-19. There are many reports of inflated and false death counts being reported so that various medical agencies can recieve additional funding. While this could be true, Covid-19 is a serious health risk that should be watched closely.
Confirmed Cases In Klamath County
Klamath County Covid-19 Related Deaths
Deaths in Oregon
Total Cases In Oregon
*Recovered Cases In Oregon
*This page is updated daily. The above data reflects known cases and includes those considered presumptive. A presumptive case means that a state lab facility has a positive test result for a patient. Recovered case counts are delayed due to the amount of time it takes to gather the data, plus other factors. Recoveries are not currently being reported at the county level.
Additional Oregon Stats For Comparison:
Induced Abortion Deaths In Oregon 2020 (YTD as of Aug 3)
Traffic fatalities In Oregon 2020 (YTD as of Sept 9)
Heart Disease fatalities In Oregon (2018 - 2 year data lag)
Beginning today, OHA will report all COVID-19 cases in schools that offer any form of in-person instruction. This information will be published each Wednesday afternoon in OHA’s Weekly Report and on...
PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 559, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 220...
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials report the third COVID-19-related death in the county, along with a new case of COVID-19 in the community. The local case count is...
PORTLAND, Ore. — COVID-19 has claimed eight more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 555, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported...
KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials report a new case of COVID-19 in the community, bringing the local count to 290. This week’s count is 10. Information specific to...
PORTLAND, Ore. — The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at 547, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 12:01 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported 181...