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New Cases Continue to Drop, 3 More Deaths, 88 Residents Remain Hospitalized

10:21 PM · Sep 20, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, September 20, 2021, there are THIRTY-NINE (39) people with new positive test results to report bringing the total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 10,739*. Currently, there are EIGHTY-EIGHT (88) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, sixty-two locally and twenty-six 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: 22 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 8 BiPAP’s (Non-invasive ventilation for breathing support) machines are currently in use, 15 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 13 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 49% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases today, SEVENTY-EIGHT (78) patients out of the 88 patients are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 WEEKEND RECAP FOR SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 18 & SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 19, 2021 On Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had THIRTY-NINE (39) people with new positive test results, THREE (3) new presumptive and THREE (3) 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 10,662*. We had EIGHTY-FOUR (84)Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, sixty-two locally and twenty-two 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: 20 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support), 15 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 13 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 41% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Saturday, SEVENTY-SIX (76) patients out of the 84 patients are not fully vaccinated. On Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had THIRTY-EIGHT (38) people with new positive test results to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 10,700*. We had EIGHTY-EIGHT (88)Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, sixty-two locally and twenty-six 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: 21 ventilators (invasive mechanical airway support) and 7 BiPAP’s (Non-invasive ventilation for breathing support) machines are currently, 14 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 12 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 47% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Sunday, SEVENTY-EIGHT (78) patients out of the 88 patients are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS Douglas County Public Health has confirmed the deaths of three more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our one hundred and eighty-six COVID-19 related death was a 50-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday, August 16, 2021 and passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and eighty-seven COVID-19 related death was a 46-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, August 26, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our one hundred and eighty-eight COVID-19 related death was an 83-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 and passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. He was fully vaccinated. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, 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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