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Douglas County Announces Deaths of 13 Residents

7:56 PM · Sep 8, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2021: As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, September 8, 2021, there are ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY NINE (149) people with new positive test results, TWO (2) new presumptives and FIVE (5) new COVID related deaths to report, bringing the total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 9,784*. Currently, there are ONE HUNDRED AND FIVE (105)Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seventy locally and thirty-five out-of-the-area, including one that has 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: 24 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 9 BiPAP’s (Non-invasive ventilation for breathing support) machines are currently in use, 16 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 13 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 55% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases today, ONE HUNDRED AND ONE (101) out of the 105 are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 RECAP FOR TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 2021: On Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had FIFTY-SIX (56) people with new positive test results and EIGHT (8) new deaths to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 9,633*. We had ONE HUNDRED AND THIRTEEN (113) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, seventy-nine locally and thirty-four out-of-the-area, including one patient that has 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: 24 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 7 BiPAP’s (Non-invasive ventilation for breathing support) machines are currently in use, 16 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 14 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 61% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Tuesday, ONE HUNDRED AND SIX (106) out of the 113 are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of thirteen more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our one hundred and fiftieth COVID-19 related death was a 74-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, August 20, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and fifty-first COVID-19 related death was a 77-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and fifty-second COVID-19 related death was an 80-year-old man who was made a presumptive case on Thursday, September 2, 2021 and passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and fifty-third COVID-19 related death was a 73-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, August 28, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. She was fully vaccinated. Our one hundred and fifty-fourth COVID-19 related death was an 83-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 31, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and fifty-fifth COVID-19 related death was a 53-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday, August 23, 2021 and passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021. He was not fully vaccinated. Our one hundred and fifty-sixth COVID-19 related death was a 53-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, August 14, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and fifty-seventh COVID-19 related death was a 96-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021. She was not fully vaccinated. Our one hundred and fifty-eighth COVID-19 related death was a 79-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and fifty-ninth COVID-19 related death was a 74-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 and passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and sixtieth COVID-19 related death was a 70-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 and passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and sixty-first COVID-19 related death was a 75-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. He was not vaccinated. (Roseburg Tracker note: The 162nd death listing was removed out of respect to the family.) 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.

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