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97 Douglas County Residents Now Hospitalized, 7 More Deaths Over the Weekend

1:40 AM · Aug 31, 2021

COVID-19 WEEKEND RECAP FOR SATURDAY, AUGUST 28 AND SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2021: On Saturday, August 28, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIVE (145) people with new positive test results, THREE (3) new presumptives and FIVE (5) new deaths to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 8,023*. We had ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR (104) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, eighty-five locally and nineteen 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: 12 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 23 CPAP’s (Continuous positive airway pressure) machines are currently in use, and 13 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 60.66% of total patients at Mercy are COVID positive. On Sunday, August 29, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had NINETY-ONE (91) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive and ONE (1) new death to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 8,458*. We had ONE HUNDRED AND ONE (101) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, seventy-eight locally and twenty-three 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: 12 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 23 CPAP’s (Continuous positive airway pressure) machines are currently in use, and 13 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 63.48% of total patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases Sunday, NINETY-THREE (93) out of the 101 COVID patients were not vaccinated. COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2021: As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, August 30, 2021, there are ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-FIVE (185) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive and ONE (1) new death to report, bringing the total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 8,643*. Currently, there are NINETY-SEVEN (97) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seventy-four locally and twenty-three 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: 15 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 19 CPAP’s (Continuous positive airway pressure) machines are currently in use, and 13 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). 68.07% of total patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases today, EIGHTY-EIGHT (88) out of the 97 are not vaccinated. COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of seven more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our one hundred and twenty-eighth COVID-19 related death was a 56-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and twenty-ninth COVID-19 related death was a 85-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and thirtieth COVID-19 related death was a 97-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 and passed away on Sunday, August 22, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and thirty-first COVID-19 related death was a 57-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday, August 9, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and thirty-second COVID-19 related death was a 65-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, August 20, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, August 26, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and thirty-third COVID-19 related death was a 52-year-old woman who passed away on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 and tested positive for COVID-19 post mortem on Sunday, August 29, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and thirty-forth COVID-19 related death was a 74-year-old woman who tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday, August 16, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, August 19, 2021. She was not fully 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. Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550: Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answer to frequently asked questions, basic information and referrals to resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8 am to 5 pm, 7 days a week.

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