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54 New Cases Today, 34 Area Residents Remain Hospitalized

2:25 AM · Oct 23, 2021

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2021 As of 12:00 pm today, Friday, October 22, 2021, there are FORTY-FIVE (45) people with new positive test results, NINE (9) new presumptives 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 12,140*. Currently, there are THIRTY-FOUR (34) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, twenty locally and fourteen 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: 1 COVID positive patient in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 4 in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 10% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized patients today, TWENTY-NINE (29) of the 34 patients are not fully vaccinated. **Our COVID case update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted. COVID-19 RECAP FOR THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2021 On Thursday, October 21, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had FORTY-SEVEN (47) people with new positive test results and THREE (3) new presumptives to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 12,086*. We had THIRTY-SIX (36) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, twenty-two locally and fourteen 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: 2 COVID positive patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 3 in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). 7% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Thursday, October 21, 2021, THIRTY (30) of the 36 patients were not fully vaccinated. COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS Douglas County Public Health has confirmed the deaths of two more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our two hundred and forty-fourth COVID-19 related death was a 68-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 29, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. She was not vaccinated. Our two hundred and forty-fifth COVID-19 related death was a 63-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, September 9, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, October 20, 2021. He was partially 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. TODAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR THE TRAVELING COVID-19 CLINIC IN ROSEBURG Today, Friday, October 22, 2021 is the last day to take advantage of the traveling COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinic in Roseburg. The clinic is offering free 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 today. 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. The clinic was made possible by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) in collaboration with Aviva Health, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and the 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. COMING SOON! The traveling clinic is also coming to Reedsport. The Reedsport Traveling COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Clinic will run from Tuesday, November 2, 2021 through Sunday, November 7, 2021. The drive-through clinic will be located on Fir Avenue adjacent to the Douglas County Courthouse Annex (680 Fir Avenue) in Reedsport. Hours of operation will be 11:00 am until 6:00 pm. COVID-19 VACCINATION WEEKLY UPDATE – WEEK ENDING SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2021 Douglas County continues to add more residents to our COVID-19 vaccine register. This week, 814 total vaccines were administered in Douglas County, and 308 of those doses were first doses for those aged 16 years and above. • For those 16 years old and above in Douglas County who have received one dose of vaccine, taking into account the Federally reported VA numbers, we are now at 64.8% or 60,810/94,338. • For those 18 years old and above in Douglas County who are fully vaccinated (calculated by the CDC) we are at 58%. • The percent of the ENTIRE population in Douglas County who are fully vaccinated (calculated by the CDC) is 48%. In addition, as with any outbreak, considering our local data of 11,939 total COVID-19 cases to date, national and historical statistics project that there are generally 2.1 times as many infections as reported cases. So, locally it is predicted that Douglas County has had likely upwards of 25,072 residents infected with COVID-19, which equates to about 22% of our population with some natural immunity (note that some may have had both infection and vaccine). This would suggest that about 66 to 71% of our population is now immune, either by vaccination, natural infection or both. Unfortunately, that still leaves about 29 to 34% of our population susceptible, and widespread disease is still possible, although it is less likely that we will have the huge surge that we recently experienced. Around the world, areas with less than 10 to 15% susceptible populations have avoided big COVID-19 Delta spikes, and those with more than 30% susceptible populations have been subjects of big spikes in COVID-19 cases. STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION The Federal and State Governments, and their agencies are the ones that set policy, issue mandates and provide the guidelines for a state of emergency like the current COVID pandemic. For information log onto U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA). If you have questions about the current guidelines, mandates or the recommendations, please contact them directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or the Governor’s mandates. Douglas County Tiger Team: The Tiger Team organizes our county-wide COVID-19 vaccine program via free pop-up vaccine clinics, with Umpqua Valley Ambulance, who provide a certified vaccinator and medical assistant. The clinics are open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and preregistration is not required. Click here for the calendar of upcoming clinics or call (541) 670-3110 or (541) 464-6550, if you are interested in having team come to your location. Aviva Health: Aviva is offering fee-based leisure COVID-19 testing at its drive-through testing clinic at located at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101A, in Roseburg, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm to individuals who require a negative test for travel, public events such as college football games, return to work, and other non-medically necessary purposes. Rapid BINAX tests are $60, and PCR tests are $35. Aviva Health continues to offer no- and low-cost COVID-19 tests to people with symptoms by billing their insurance or for uninsured individuals charging on an income-based, sliding-fee scale. Testing is by appointment only. Community members may schedule a testing appointment by calling (541) 492-2067. They continue to offer free drive-through COVID-19 vaccination services to patients and non-patients. Patients must be Douglas County residents and be 12 years of age or older***. Vaccinations are also available on a limited basis at Aviva Health’s outlying clinics in North County, Sutherlin, Glide, and Myrtle Creek. People seeking vaccinations at their outlying clinics should call (541) 672-9596, to determine availability. For more information please visit www.aviva.health/covid-19-resources/. Aviva also has an online COVID FAQ page with answers to frequently asked questions. Lower Umpqua Hospital District: Lower Umpqua Hospital District has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport area. Call (541) 271-2175, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm. Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center: As of Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center is no longer offer community testing. Testing will be available by appointment only for Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center patients, Tribal Members, employees of Cow Creek Government Offices and affiliated businesses at the new Roseburg Clinic at 2589 NW Edenbower Blvd and the South Clinic in Canyonville at 480 Wartahoo Lane. Free Community Vaccinations: Cow Creek Health and Wellness is still offering Free COVID Vaccines. They are administered via drive-thru clinics Monday through Friday ONLY in Roseburg at 2360 NE Stephens Street from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm. The last vaccine will be administered at 3:45 pm. You must be 18 years or older to receive the vaccine. If you are waiting to receive a COVID Booster from Cow Creek Public Health and received vaccines from them previously, they will call you to schedule your booster when you become eligible based on FDA approval. Roseburg VA Health Care System: Veterans can set up an appointment COVID-19 vaccine, by calling the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000. Douglas County Senior Services can help seniors with questions, find testing and vaccines at (541) 440-3677. ***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. Written consent can also be obtained in advance. Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

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