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Covid-19 Cases and Hospitalizations Continue to Drop in Douglas County

12:35 AM · Sep 12, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 10, 2021: As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, September 10, 2021, there are ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR (104) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) presumptive that has been moved to a positive with a positive test result and FOUR (4) new COVID-19 related deaths to report, bringing the total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 10,058*. Currently, there are NINETY-THREE (93) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, sixty-two locally and thirty-one 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: 15 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 14 BiPAP’s (Non-invasive ventilation for breathing support) machines are currently in use, 14 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 15 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 54% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases today, NINETY-ONE (91) out of the 93 are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 RECAP FOR THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2021: On Thursday, September 9, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIVE (155)people with new positive test results and FIFTEEN (15) new presumptives to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 9,954*. We had ONE HUNDRED AND ONE (101) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, seventy-one locally and thirty 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: 19 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 11 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). 53% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Thursday, NINETY-EIGHT (98) out of the 101 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 four more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our one hundred and sixty-third COVID-19 related death was a 54-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday, August 16, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and sixty-fourth COVID-19 related death was a 57-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 18, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and sixty-fifth COVID-19 related death was a 68-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, August 28, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, September 8, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and sixty-sixth COVID-19 related death was a 24-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, August 26, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, September 9, 2021. She was not vaccinated. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents and as our ethical responsibility to follow all medical laws, no additional information will be released. We thoroughly scrutinize and investigate all deaths, and review all medical records to make sure that everyone we list has met the requirements for a COVID related death, as per the Oregon Investigative Guidelines. 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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