KLAMATH FALLS, Ore. – Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) officials report eight new cases of COVID-19 in the community. The local case count is 443.

One case was assigned to last week, bringing that week’s total to 26. This week’s total is 7. The single case reported today and added to last week’s total was in the statewide communicable disease database on Saturday, October 31.

Under new school metrics, two-week increments now will be evaluated for number of cases and test positivity rates. Specific weekly totals are important. The week runs from Sunday to Saturday.

To move to full on-campus instruction, the two-week total would need to be less than 34. To have on-site of hybrid of on-site and distance learning, the two-week total would need to be less than 68. Official numbers for Klamath County will be released by Oregon Health Authority this week.

Information specific to Klamath County can be found at https://www.klamathcounty.org/1076/Klamath-County-data.

To protect yourself:

  • 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:

  • 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.
SexCasesDeaths
Male2192
Female2241
Unknown
Total4433
Age groupCasesEver hospitalizedDeaths
0-1439
15-1915
20-29971
30-39822
40-496641
50-59644
60-694861
70-792351
80 and over92
Not available
Total443243

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