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92 Douglas County Residents Hospitalized, 7 New Deaths Over the Weekend

1:24 AM · Sep 14, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, September 13, 2021, there are THIRTY-EIGHT (38) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new COVID-19 related death to report, bringing the total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 10,278*. Currently, there are NINETY-TWO (92) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, sixty-one 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: 14 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 12 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 9 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 53% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases today, EIGHTY-SIX (86) patients out of the 92 patients are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 WEEKEND RECAP FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 11 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2021 On Saturday, September 11, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-EIGHT (168)people with new positive test results, ONE (1) presumptive that has been moved to positive with a positive test result and FOUR (4) new COVID-19 related deaths to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 10,226*. We had NINETY (90) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, sixty 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: 15 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) are currently in use, 13 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 14 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 49% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Saturday, EIGHTY-EIGHT (88) patients out of the 90 patients are not fully vaccinated. On Sunday, September 12, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had THIRTEEN (13) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive and TWO (2) new COVID-19 related deaths to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 10,240*. We had NINETY-ONE (91)Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, sixty-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: 13 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) currently in use, 14 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 7 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 53% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Sunday, EIGHTY-NINE (89) patients out of the 91 patients 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 seven more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our one hundred and sixty-seventh COVID-19 related death was a 32-year-old man who passed away on Sunday, September 5, 2021, he was confirmed positive with COVID-19 post-mortem on Tuesday, September 7, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and sixty-eighth COVID-19 related death was a 77-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, August 24, 2021 and passed away on Friday, September 3, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and sixty-ninth COVID-19 related death was an 87-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 11, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and seventieth COVID-19 related death was a 75-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, September 3, 2021 and passed away on Friday, September 10, 2021. He was fully vaccinated. Our one hundred and seventy-first COVID-19 related death was a 78-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and seventy-second COVID-19 related death was a 58-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, September 9, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, September 11, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and seventy-third COVID-19 related death was a 41-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, September 5, 2021 and passed away on Friday, September 10, 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 report has met the requirements for a COVID related death, as per the Oregon Disease Investigative Guidelines for COVID-19. 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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