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The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 14 new COVID-19 cases Friday.

There were no new deaths reported Friday.

Currently, there are 13 Douglas County patients hospitalized with the disease, 12 locally and one out of the area.

Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 147 people who have the disease and are in isolation, as well as another 550 people who are in quarantine because they have come into close contact with someone who has it.

Also Friday, the Oregon Health Authority reported the state has reached 100,000 COVID-19 infections since the start of the pandemic.

There were 1,390 new cases statewide reported Friday, as well as 21 new deaths. The state death toll is now 1,304.

Oregon Health Authority Public Health Director Rachael Banks said she wanted to acknowledge every Oregonian affected by the pandemic. She also said she wanted to thank the vast majority of Oregonians, who she said have taken steps to protect their families, their neighbors and the most vulnerable members of their communities.

"COVID-19 hasn't spread as fast as it has in most other states. But every infection, every hospitalization and every death are one too many. The safe and effective vaccines we're distributing across the state offer real hope we can end this pandemic. But it's too soon to drop our guard," she said.

According to modeling results released by the state Friday, people's choices to mask and maintain social distance — or not — will determine the rate of growth and the number of cases by the end of the year.

The current level of transmission would mean a rise to 2,200 cases a day and 110 additional daily hospitalizations by Jan. 1.

Cases could rise to 2,550 a day or drop to 1,200 a day by that time, depending on whether people get worse or better about wearing masks and maintaining social distance.

Hospitalizations could rise to 125 per day or decrease to 55 per day by that time, again depending on people's choices.

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213.

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Mike

22 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release by the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force, bringing the county totals to 1,280 cases and 36 deaths. 7 of those deaths occurred over the last week.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 227 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 202.2 today for Douglas County, which is greater than the case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to reopen.

Mike

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 339 new coronavirus cases and 8 deaths today, and 1,771 cases and a RECORD 40 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,506 new coronavirus cases and 36 deaths today in Oregon. Oregon had a RECORD 190 deaths over the past week.

Buligajo

Mike where are your facts on this statement you made. I would like to know when this event became a super spreader and why wasn’t it reported.

At no point do our Commissioners accept blame for the own super spreader anti-mask rally led by County Commission Chairman Chris Boice at the County Courthouse.

Mike

Here’s a list of where Pfizer vaccines doses have been distributed in Oregon so far:

Legacy Employee Health Holladay: 975

Kaiser Permanente - Airport Way: 2,925

OHSU – Pharmacy: 1,950

Legacy Employee Health System: 975

Providence Portland Medical Center: 975

Legacy Employee Health Meridian: 975

Tuality Healthcare - Employee Health: 1,950

Salem Hospital Pharmacy: 975

St. Charles Medical Center- Bend: 975

Albany General Hospital: 975

Good Samaritan Hospital: 975

Providence Medford Medical Center: 975

Mercy Medical Center- Roseburg: 975

Rogue Regional Medical Center: 975

PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Riverbend: 975

Mckenzie Willamette Medical Center: 975

https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/12/oregon-receives-full-shipment-of-anticipated-35100-vaccine-doses-see-where-they-went.html

Mike

The County Commissioners Coronavirus Response Team reported 222 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 4,178 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 222 cases by 4,178 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 5.3% today which is greater than the 5.0% school reopening metric.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 222 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 197.8 today for Douglas County, which is the first day under 200 since October 12. A case rate lower than 200 for 2-weeks is required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to reopen.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 303 new coronavirus cases and 5 deaths today, and 1,688 cases and 35 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,372 new coronavirus cases and 21 deaths today in Oregon for the second day in a row. Oregon had a RECORD 166 deaths over the past week. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 5.1% today.

The Oregon Health Authority tracks hospital statistics for seven different regions in Oregon. Region 3 consists of Douglas, Coos, Curry and Lane Counties. The OHA reported 20 ICU beds and 117 non-ICU beds are available in Region 3 today. 59 coronavirus cases are hospitalized in Region 3 today. 10 of them are in ICU. There were 135 new coronavirus cases reported in Region 3 today.

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