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Posted on: April 19, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Klamath County finished last week with 222 cases, reports 44 cases today

Klamath County Public Health 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Valeree Lane, vlane@klamathcounty.org, 541.882.8846
April 19, 2021
 

Klamath County finished last week with 222 cases, reports 44 cases today

KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials report 82 new cases of COVID-19. The total number of cases is now 3,534. 

There are 44 cases to date this week.

On Saturday, there were 37 new cases assigned to the county and one transferred from another county to Klamath County. Cases are assigned to the county of residence. In the week that concluded Saturday, Klamath County had a total of 222 new COVID-19 cases. 

On Friday, April 9, a change in statewide metrics allowed Klamath County to move to “high risk” instead of “extreme risk”. The change now requires 300 or more statewide hospitalizations for any county to move to “extreme”.

Sunday’s statewide numbers reflected 215 hospitalized, which was 15 more than Saturday. Also statewide, there were 48 COVID-19 patients in intensive care unit (ICU) beds, which was one more than Saturday. This Friday, April 23, would be a movement day, but Klamath County should remain in “high risk”.

Statewide, and Klamath County-specific, metrics now are:

Disease activity

Low risk

Moderate risk

High risk

Extreme risk

Rate of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 over 14 days

<50.0

50.0 to <100.0

100.0 to <200.00

≥200.0

Klamath equivalent

<34

34 to <68

68 to <136

≥136

and

Percent test positivity over previous 14 days

<5.0%

5.0% to <8.0%

8.0% to <10.0%

≥10.0%

and

 

 

 

 

Statewide COVID-19 hospitalizations

≥300

 

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

Sex

Cases

Deaths

Male

1,515

29

Female

1,774

30

Unknown

Total

3,534

59

 

Age group

Cases

Deaths

0-14

254

15-19

222

20-29

693

30-39

554

40-49

537

1

50-59

468

4

60-69

428

8

70-79

255

16

80 and over

123

30

Not available

Total

3,534

59

 

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