The coronavirus has claimed another life and infected 23 more people in Oregon, raising the death toll to four as of 8 a.m. Saturday, according to the Oregon Health Authority.
There are now 137 cases of COVID-19 in the state, spanning over 17 counties including one case in Douglas County.
Washington County reported 11 new cases in the last 24 hours, while Multnomah County reported six new cases, Marion County had two and Clackamas, Deschutes, Josephine and Lane counties each reported one new case.
Gov. Kate Brown urged Oregonians to “Stay home, stay healthy” during a conference Friday, and an executive order is expected to follow in the latest attempt to curb the spread of the coronavirus.
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Several local businesses, including Wildlife Safari and YMCA of Douglas County, have closed ahead of the executive order to abide by the governor’s wishes.
Douglas Public Health Network was able to collect 35 samples during its second COVID-19 drive-thru test Friday.
It was the second drive-thru testing clinic in a week, which were modeled after the flu-vaccine clinic the health network has organized for the past three years.
Residents who were tested had been identified by their health care provider.
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Local physicians collected the specimens and the lab test will be conducted at an out of state Quest laboratory. Results are expected to be available in two to four days.
American Red Cross is in search of blood donors as blood drive cancellations are causing shortages, which can cause delays in essential medical care.
As of Wednesday, 4,500 blood drives had been canceled which represents approximately 150,000 fewer donations due to COVID-19 concerns.
People can donate at the Red Cross Donor Center on 1176 NW Garden Valley Blvd in Roseburg from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday or from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.
There will also be community blood drives at the Grocery Outlet in Myrtle Creek from 1-6 p.m. Friday and the First Presbyterian Church in Roseburg from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 31.
A Facebook Live question and answer session with Dannenhoffer is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday on the DPHN Facebook page.
If you have ay questions about resources available locally call 541-464-6550 or visit www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.
Additional information on state, federal and international responses to COVID-19 can be received from the Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, World Health Organization and by calling 211.