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). A cloth mask is recommended in public spaces to 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 advise regarding the use of masks.
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.
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.
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Realtime Covid-19 data via World-O-Meters
Confirmed Cases In Klamath County
Klamath County Covid-19 Related Deaths
Deaths in Oregon
Total 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.
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