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The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 22 new cases and no new deaths Saturday.

It reported 14 new cases and no new deaths Friday.

Over the past week, the county recorded 101 cases. That’s its lowest number of new cases since the week ending Nov. 7, the response team said in a press release.

But on 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 COVID-19 cases statewide reported Friday and 1,542 Saturday.

The state reported 21 new deaths Friday and 36 on Saturday.

Currently, 10 Douglas County residents are hospitalized with the illness, nine locally and one out of the area.

Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 164 people who have the disease and are in isolation, as well as 593 people who’ve been in close contact with an infected person and are in quarantine.

The next drive-thru testing clinic will be Tuesday in Roseburg. County residents who want a test should contact their primary health care providers first. Those who don’t have one can call Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at 541-459-3788.

Douglas County Public Health Officer Bob Dannenhoffer will hold his next Facebook live question and answer session at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the Douglas Public Health Network’s Facebook page.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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Mike

California Offering Free At-Home Coronavirus Test Kits To Residents

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Mike

27 new coronavirus cases and 1 DEATH was reported in today’s press release by the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force, bringing the county totals to 1,341 cases and 37 deaths.

The Commissioners are STILL not reporting the number of people vaccinated in Douglas County. Why? I certainly hope it will not take the Commissioners Response team as long to vaccinate Douglas County as it took to get everyone tested. It has been 280 days since testing began in Douglas County and only 36,979 coronavirus tests have been conducted, with the majority of Douglas County tests being duplicate tests on the same people.

Today’s press releases states, “every 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.” Yet it was just last week our HYPOCRITE County Commissioners conducted a press conference requesting the Governor reopen all businesses and thereby subject an increased number of Douglas County residents to coronavirus exposure and death.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 221 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 196.9 today for Douglas County, which is less than the case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to reopen.

Mike

The County Commissioners Coronavirus Response Team reported 221 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,854 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 221 cases by 3,854 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 5.7% today which is greater than the 5.0% school reopening metric.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 134 new coronavirus cases and 3 deaths today, 1 death in Lane County and 2 deaths in Jackson County. The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 1,667 cases and a RECORD 43 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 825 new coronavirus cases and 6 deaths today in Oregon with several counties not reporting Sunday statistics. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 5.2% 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 16 ICU beds and 136 non-ICU beds are available in Region 3 today. 57 coronavirus cases are hospitalized in Region 3 today. 10 of them are in ICU. There were 61 new coronavirus cases reported in Region 3 today, the majority of which were in Douglas County.

Mike

Why is the County Commissioner's Coronavirus Response Team NOT reporting the number of Douglas County Residents who have been vaccinated?

Mike

The attached link shows coronavirus statistics nationwide including the rolling 7-day average coronavirus cases for every county in the US. Just hover your cursor over the county to get the number.

https://www.kcra.com/app/covid-19-california-maps-tiers-case-numbers-everything-else-you-need-to-know/34799742

Mike

4 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release by the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force, bringing the county totals to 1,284 cases and 36 deaths.

The County Commissioners Coronavirus Response Team reported 210 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 4,239 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 210 cases by 4,239 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 5.0% today which equals the 5.0% school reopening metric.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 210 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 187.1 today for Douglas County, which is less than the case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to reopen.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 191 new coronavirus cases and 1 death in Josephine county today, and 1,708 cases and 39 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,116 new coronavirus cases and 1 death today in Oregon. Oregon had 186 deaths over the past week. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 5.4% today.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ERD/Pages/Oregon-reports-1153-new-confirmed-and-presumptive-COVID-19-cases-1-new-death.aspx

CitizenJoe

"Douglas County COVID-19 cases dipped last week...." Well, yes, but: we don't really know the significance, since it is not reported when the tests were done, and more importantly, how many tests were done. Nationally, we are seeing a dramatic fall in testing. So we are flying blind. I'll have to applaud the current news with the sound of one hand clapping.

CitizenJoe

I should add: Oregon is doing very well, compared with most states; we are at a 5.2 % reported positivity, and only Vermont, Hawaii and D.C. are better. Idaho is at 43.4%, and Puerto Rico is an astounding 100% positivity.

https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/tracker/overview

Mike

The Oregon Health Authority reported 9,077 coronavirus cases and received 167,364 test results over the past seven days. Dividing 9,077 cases by 167,364 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 5.4% today.

Mike

Correction: I meant to say Oregon, not Douglas County. It should have read:

The Oregon Health Authority reported 9,077 coronavirus cases and received 167,364 test results over the past seven days in Oregon. Dividing 9,077 cases by 167,364 test results gives Oregon a 7-day positive test rate of 5.4% today.

Oregon had a 1-day 6.7% positivity today and has a cumulative positivity of 5.8% today according to the below linked report.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/ERD/Pages/Oregon-reports-1153-new-confirmed-and-presumptive-COVID-19-cases-1-new-death.aspx

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