2019 Coronavirus

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CDC is responding to an outbreak of respiratory disease caused by a novel (new) coronavirus that was first detected in Wuhan City, Hubei Province, China and which has now been detected in 37 locations internationally, including cases in the United States. The virus has been named “SARS-CoV-2” and the disease it causes has been named “coronavirus disease 2019” (abbreviated “COVID-19”).

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that are common in many different species of animals, including camels, cattle, cats, and bats. Rarely, animal coronaviruses can infect people and then spread between people such as with MERS and SARS.


Klamath County Public Health (KCPH) encourages anyone looking for more information about coronavirus to visit the CDC website. Johns Hopkins University has a good overview page, too. This blog on the Harvard University Medical School site by Todd Ellerin, MD, is very informative. The World Health Organization provides a global look at the outbreak.

KCPH is working with statewide partners to stay up-to-date on information as it becomes available.

oregon numbers

Daily update: February 28, 2020


Source: World Health Organization

Countries with confirmed cases

China :78,959 cases
Republic of Korea :2,337 cases
International conveyance (Diamond Princess) :705 cases
Italy :650 cases
Iran (Islamic Republic of) :245 cases
Japan :210 cases
Singapore :96 cases
United States of America :59 cases
Kuwait :43 cases
Thailand :40 cases
France :38 cases
Bahrain :33 cases
Germany :26 cases
Spain :25 cases
Malaysia :24 cases
Australia :23 cases
United Arab Emirates :19 cases
United Kingdom :16 cases
Viet Nam :16 cases
Canada :11 cases
Iraq :7 cases
Sweden :7 cases
Oman :6 cases
Switzerland :6 cases
Austria :4 cases
Norway :4 cases
Croatia :3 cases
Greece :3 cases
India :3 cases
Israel :3 cases
Philippines :3 cases
Finland :2 cases
Lebanon :2 cases
Pakistan :2 cases
Russian Federation :2 cases
Afghanistan :1 cases
Algeria :1 cases
Belgium :1 cases
Brazil :1 cases
Cambodia :1 cases
Denmark :1 cases
Egypt :1 cases
Estonia :1 cases
Georgia :1 cases
Nepal :1 cases
North Macedonia :1 cases
Romania :1 cases
Sri Lanka :1 cases
Lithuania :1 cases
Netherlands :1 cases
Nigeria :1 cases
New Zealand :1 cases
Belarus :1 cases