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4 More Deaths Announced, 41 Area Residents Remain Hospitalized

9:06 PM ยท Oct 13, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Wednesday, October 13, 2021, there are FORTY-SIX (46) people with new positive test results and TWO (2) 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 11,725*. Currently, there are FORTY-ONE (41) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, twenty-nine locally and twelve 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: 6 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 5 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 17% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized patients today, THIRTY-EIGHT (38) of the 41 patients are not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 RECAP FOR TUESDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2021 On Tuesday, October 12, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had FORTY-TWO (42) people with new positive test results 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 11,679*. We had FORTY-ONE (41) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, twenty-six locally and fifteen 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: 5 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 4 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 19% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, THIRTY-EIGHT (38) of the 41 patients were not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS Douglas County Public Health has confirmed the deaths of four more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our two hundred and thirty-seventh COVID-19 related death was an 84-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday, September 20, 2021 and passed away on Friday, October 8, 2021. She was fully vaccinated. Our two hundred and thirty-eighth COVID-19 related death was a 72-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, September 16, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, September 18, 2021. We were notified by Oregon Vital Records on Monday, October 11, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our two hundred and thirty-ninth COVID-19 related death was a 73-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021. He was not vaccinated. Our two hundred and fortieth COVID-19 related death was a 60-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, August 29, 2021 and passed away on Tuesday, October 12, 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. REMINDER: TRAVELING CLINIC FEATURING COVID-19 VACCINES, TESTING, BOOSTER SHOTS AND ANNUAL FLU SHOTS NOW IN ROSEBURG Just a reminder that the traveling COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinic is up and running in Roseburg and offering drive-through COVID-19 vaccinations, COVID-19 PCR testing and COVID-19 booster/3rd vaccine dose for those who are eligible. Additionally, thanks to the efforts of DPHN and Aviva Health, they also have annual flu shots available. The Roseburg COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Clinic is open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and will run through Friday, October 22, 2021. The drive-through clinic is located in the parking lot (1530 NE Diamond Lake Blvd) at the corner of NE Fowler Street and Diamond Lake Blvd (Hwy 138), adjacent to the Roseburg Public Library in downtown Roseburg. Please note: The Roseburg clinic is closed on Mondays. The clinic is brought to you by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) in collaboration with Aviva Health, the City of Reedsport, Lower Umpqua Hospital District, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency. The drive-through COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination and Testing Clinic offers: - No pre-registration required. Vaccinations and testing are provided on a first come-first served basis - Vaccines and testing are open to anyone 12-years-of-age and older. Please note for residents ages 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine. Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a licensed medical professional; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together. - First and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines. - Single doses of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine. - COVID-19 PCR testing. This test is not a rapid test, and results will be returned in 3-4 business days. - Pfizer COVID-19 Booster/3rd vaccine dose for eligible residents. According to the CDC and OHA: People ages 65 and older, as well as people ages 18 to 64 with underlying health conditions or that work in occupations or in institutional settings that put them at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission are eligible for a booster/3rd vaccine dose. These include: health care workers, first responders, firefighters, law enforcement, congregate care staff, teachers, school support staff, daycare workers, food/agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, corrections staff, U.S. Postal Service employees, public transit workers and grocery store workers. - Plus, we will have annual Flu Shots available. For more information about the traveling clinics, please call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550.

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