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One New Confirmed Case in Douglas County Over The Weekend

11:36 PM · May 17, 2020

DPHN confirmed one new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County this weekend. There also was an error in OHA reporting cases in Douglas County the other day. This brings the total number of positive tests to 25, as of today, May 17. Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. Additional testing technologies such as the Abbot ID Now machine, available locally, have also shortened the wait time for results. Twenty- five people have tested positive in the county and twenty-three of those twenty-five have recovered. DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19. The state’s death toll from COVID-19 is unchanged from yesterday and remains at 137, the Oregon Health Authority reported at 8 a.m. today. Oregon Health Authority reported nine new confirmed cases and three new presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 8 a.m. today, bringing the state total to 3,623. The new confirmed and presumptive cases reported today are in the following counties: Deschutes (1), Douglas (1), Lincoln (1), Marion (3), Multnomah (5), Polk (1). Due to data reconciliation, a confirmed case in Clackamas County was determined not to be a case. The number of cases between 40-49 was reduced by one as a result of this change.

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