The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 12 new cases and one new death Wednesday.
The death was the county’s 42nd since the pandemic’s beginning. It was of a 60-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Nov. 11 and died Sunday.
In its noon update, the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team touted its new seven-day COVID-19 case county total as one of the best in the country.
“The headline today should read, ‘Douglas County, Oregon had the lowest 7-day COVID new case count in the United States for a county over 100,000 in population. Keep up the great work Douglas County!’”
There was also some good news in the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly outbreak report. There were three new cases for local nursing homes and no new deaths.
Curry Manor Memory Care is listed with 65 cases, one more than last week, and eight deaths. Forest Hill Assisted Living, formerly Forest Glen, in Canyonville, showed 67 cases and two deaths, one more case than last week. Umpqua Valley Nursing and Rehabilitation reported 22 cases, one more than the Dec. 30 report from Oregon Health Authority.
Among workplace outbreaks, Costco listed two new cases, the first case reported Nov. 8 and the most recent case Dec. 29.
Standing firm with no new cases were CHI Mercy Medical Center at 61 cases, Roseburg VA Medical Center at 21 cases, Sherm’s Thunderbird Market with seven cases, Ingram Book Company with six cases, and Fred Meyer with nine cases.
There was also one more reported case at Maple Corner Montessori, a child care facility on the Umpqua Community College campus.
Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority reported 764 new COVID-19 cases and 8 new deaths Wednesday.
Currently, 3 county residents are hospitalized with the illness, two locally and one out of the area.