Malheur County and surrounding Idaho counties are seeing a surge of new COVID-19 cases. Both Idaho and Oregon have alarming rates of new cases. Hospitalization surges lag behind surges several weeks, although we have already seen an increase in hospitalizations and severe illness. By sharing our COVID-19 testing data in multiple ways, we hope to raise awareness about the severity of the virus and that the public will do their part to slow the spread.
Credit to Daniel Morris, PhD for interpreting our current COVID-19 data into better to understand graphs.
The virus is spreading. Watch for symptoms!
People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness. Symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus. People with these symptoms may have COVID-19:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- New loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
This list does not include all possible symptoms. If you have any symptoms, please isolate at home and call your health care provider for testing.