Klamath County Coronavirus Watch

Situation Summary:

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. 

Click here to see a video we recommend about the situation

New! See statewide recoveries and other stats 

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:

 

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Heart Disease fatalities In Oregon (2018 - 2 year data lag)

Local Information

Klamath County Public Health launched a local website for Coronavirus information.

Klamath County Public Health

 

 

Oregon Health Authority

The Oregon Health Authority provides updates about cases in Oregon here.

Visit Oregon Health Authority Update Site

World Interactive Tracker

Worldwide Tracking Data by Worldometer Updated daily.

Coronavirus Tracking via Worldometer

 

CDC Official Information

The CDC regularly updates information about the outbreak on their website here

Visit CDC Website

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Local Weather

Klamath Falls
52°
Clear
7:05am6:47pm PDT
Feels like: 52°F
Wind: 1mph NW
Humidity: 61%
Pressure: 30.21"Hg
UV index: 0
ThuFriSat
86/43°F
84/43°F
84/43°F

Local Air Quality

Last update: 01-10-20 04:00

Detector place: Klamath Falls, Oregon, USA

AQI Level

133

PM2.5: 133