Klamath Co. joins ‘medium risk’ level amid Omicron spread

KLAMATH COUNTY, Ore. —Klamath County is now in the medium-risk category for the spread of Covid-19. That’s according to the CDC’s website.

That means if you are at high risk for severe illness, you should talk to your healthcare provider about if you need to wear a mask or take other precautions.

The county reported 87 cases, in the Oregon Health Authority’s October monthly update, compared to 72 the month before.

Klamath County Public Health says the Omicron variant is responsible for this recent uptick in cases.

“The thing to know is that the boosters that are out there are called bivalents and they are specifically geared to look at the omicron virus and say hey we’re not gonna play that game,” said Valeree Lane with Klamath County Public Health.

Lane says it’s important to stay up to date on your Covid-19 vaccines.

Jackson and Josephine County remain in the low-risk category.

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Jenna King is the 6pm anchor and our Feature Reporter at 10pm and 11pm for NBC5 News. Jenna is a Burbank, CA native. She graduated from the University of Oregon with a degree in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in Sports Business. During her time at Oregon she was part of the student-run television station, Duck TV. She also grew her passion for sports through her internship with the PAC 12 Network. When Jenna is not in the newsroom you can find her rooting for her hometown Dodgers, exploring the outdoors or binging on the latest Netflix release.
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