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Posted on: April 5, 2020

[ARCHIVED] New COVID-19 case in Klamath County

Klamath County Public Health


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Valeree Lane, vlane@klamathcounty.org, 541.882.8846

April 5, 2020

Klamath County has a new confirmed COVID-19 case

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials have announced a new COVID-19 case in the county. It brings the county case count to 15, with 14 being active and one recovery. There have been 293 tests given in the county.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also just announced that people should wear fabric masks to slow the spread of COVID-19.Jackson County Public Health made a similar announcement last week.

KCPH officials want community members to know that wearing a mask does not remove the need to keep six feet of social or physical distance from others and practice good hygiene, often washing hands and disinfecting surfaces. People opting to use a mask should not to use N95 or surgical masks, as those are reserved for healthcare workers.

COVID-19 is now in the community. Many people will contract the virus and have no symptoms. They may infect others without realizing it. That is why staying at home, social or physical distancing, and frequent handwashing is so important.

For more information and COVID-19 updates, visit publichealth.klamathcounty.org/coronavirus.

Age group

Cases

Ever hospitalized

Death

0-19

20-29

4

30-39

2

40-49

3

1

50-59

3

1

60-69

3

1

70-79

80 and over

Not available

Total

15

3

0



Sex

Cases

Deaths

Male

4

Female

11

Unknown

Total

15

0


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[JL1]It’s more so about protecting others from us if we are asymptomatic. Specifically the CDC website says “use of simple cloth face coverings to slow the spread of the virus and help people who may have the virus and do not know it from transmitting it to others.” Maybe reword to simply say they announced people should wear fabric masks to slow the spread of the virus.

 
 

[JL2]Should we make it clear that they shouldn’t wear medical masks, as those need to be reserved for healthcare workers?

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