Douglas County reported one new case of COVID-19 on Saturday, bringing the county’s total number of cases to 25.

No new cases were reported on Monday.

There are only two active cases in the county after 23 of the 25 people who were infected with the coronavirus have recovered. The number of negative test results in Douglas County has grown to 1,920.

One person — Jose Jimenez, of Oakland, a nurse at the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center — remains in a Portland hospital.

Holly Jimenez, Jose Jimenez’s wife wrote an update on her Facebook page on May 13 saying that Jose “has had two negative nasopharyngeal swabs and a negative bronch sample for COVID.”

She added that her husband has been more comfortable, and when he is awake, he is able to follow commands.

The Douglas Public Health Network continues to host drive-thru testing clinics this week. Plus, hospitals, urgent cares and clinics also continue to test for COVID-19. The Abbot ID Now machine, which is now available locally, has shortened the wait time for results.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 3,687 people have tested positive for COVID-19 in the state as of Monday and that included 62 new cases and one new death.

A 69-year-old man in Marion County became the 138th person to die relating to COVID-19. The man tested positive on May 16 and died the same day. He had underlying medical conditions.

Reporter Dan Bain can be reached at 541-957-4221 or e-mail at

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Dan Bain is the health reporter for The News-Review. He previously worked at KPIC and 541 Radio.

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Douglas County’s region reports 21 new cases over the past 16 days. The Governor’s reopening order groups Douglas County with Coos, Curry, Lane, Jackson and Josephine Counties all in one region that must work together. While Douglas County has had only one new case over the last 16 days, its region has had 21 new cases.


The region picked up three more cases today. Douglas County's region now has 24 new cases over the past 17 days.


The U.S. has tested 3.8 % of its residents for coronavirus. Oregon testing of its’ residents is the 4th lowest state in the U.S. at 2.3%. Douglas County testing of its’ residents is the 12th lowest county in Oregon at 1.8%.


Mike, thanks for info. BTW: there is no word spelled its'. It's is a contraction of it is. Its is the possessive of it. One of my pet peeves; I have an entire menagerie.


Oregon is now second to last in testing in the U.S. at 2.4% of its residents, beating only Idaho at 2.2% of its residents.

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