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4-08 covid-19

Klamath County Public Health officials reported Thursday four deaths and 13 new cases of COVID-19.

The local case count is 2,364. Local deaths number 34.

The total case count reflects the removal of a 47-year-old female, as the case was transferred out of state.

This week’s total is 105. The reporting week runs from Sunday through Saturday.

The deceased include:

n A 68-year-old man who died January 7 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying health conditions.

n A 74-year-old man who died January 10 at Sky Lakes Medical Center. He had underlying health conditions.

n A 77-year-old man who died January 11 at his residence. He had underlying health conditions.

n An 87-year-old woman who died January 10 at her residence. She had underlying health conditions.

To protect yourself:

n Keep your distance by maintaining six feet of social or physical distancing between yourself and others.

n Wash your hands frequently with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, utilizing hand sanitizer when washing facilities are not available.

n Sanitize surfaces that are often touched.

• Avoid gatherings of any size where social or physical distancing is not possible.

To protect others around you:

n Cover coughs and sneezes.

n Stay home when sick.

n Wear a clean mask in public spaces, including outdoors when six feet of social distance cannot be maintained.