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78 Douglas County Residents Now Hospitalized

8:42 PM ยท Aug 23, 2021

Douglas County has the highest cases/100k residents of any county in Oregon over the past 7 days, and it's not even close. The county has 1,125 cases/100k residents, with the next closest county in Oregon being Josephine County at 916 cases/100k residents. Franklin County in Washington is the only county higher than Douglas County, at 1,137 cases/100k. Nowhere in California is even close to these high case saturations. COVID-19 WEEKEND RECAP FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 21, 2021: On Saturday, August 21, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-SEVEN (197) people with new positive test results and THREE (3) new deaths to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 7,216*. We had SIXTY-FIVE (65)Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, fifty-six locally and nine out-of-the-area, including two patients that have been transferred out of the state for specialized care not available here. We continue to work with Mercy to provide information on our COVID patients being hospitalized locally: 16 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) are currently in use, and 14 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). COVID-19 WEEKEND RECAP FOR SUNDAY, AUGUST 22, 2021: On Sunday, August 22, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had EIGHTY-THREE (83) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) presumptive that has been moved to positive with a positive test result to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 7,299*. We had SIXTY-SIX (66) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, fifty-seven locally and nine out-of-the-area, including two patients that have been transferred out of the state for specialized care not available here. We continue to work with Mercy to provide information on our COVID patients being hospitalized locally: 14 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) are currently in use, and 11 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). COVID-19 WEEKEND RECAP FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 23, 2021: As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, August 23, 2021, there are ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-SIX (136) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive and THREE (3) new death to report, bringing the total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 7,436*. Currently, there are SEVENTY-EIGHT (78) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, sixty-five locally and thirteen out-of-the-area, including two that have been transferred out of the state for specialized care not available here. We continue to work with Mercy to provide information on our COVID patients being hospitalized locally: 12 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) are currently in use, and 12 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Of our hospitalized cases today, SIXTY-NINE (69) out of the 78 were not vaccinated. COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of five more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our one hundred and eleventh COVID-19 related death was a 69-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, August 7, 2021 and passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021. She was vaccinated. Our one hundred and twelfth COVID-19 related death was a 94-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, August 6, 2021 and passed away on Friday, August 20, 2021. He was vaccinated. Our one hundred and thirteenth COVID-19 related death was an 60-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, August 12, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and fourteenth COVID-19 related death was an 61-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, August 21, 2021. He was fully vaccinated. Our one hundred and fifteenth COVID-19 related death was an 72-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, August 8, 2021 and passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and sixteenth COVID-19 related death was an 66-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, August 13, 2021 and passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021. He was not vaccinated. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents, no additional information will be released. Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus. For the entire Douglas County Covid release: https://flashalert.net/id/DouglasCoGovernment/147893

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