Oregon Health Authority reported 330 new COVID-19 cases, including three in Douglas County.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported two people had positive test results and one person was presumed positive, bringing the total of cases to 128.

As of Saturday, one person in Douglas County has died from coronavirus. The state death toll is at 325 with three more deaths reported Saturday.

The newly reported deaths were an 86-year-old mean from Washington County, a 73-year-old woman in Yamhill County and a 91-year-old woman in Deschutes County. All reportedly had underlying conditions.

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Mike

Douglas County Public Health Network reported another 2 new coronavirus cases today. DPHN has now reported 15 coronavirus cases over the past week. There must be 10 or fewer per week before schools can be re-opened in Douglas County.

Which is higher priority, keeping bars and restaurants open or re-opening schools? Douglas County Commissioners can help schools re-open so parents can go back to work by requesting Governor Brown mandate the shutdown of bars and in-restaurant dining in Oregon to lower the transmission of the virus.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 18 new coronavirus cases today and have reported 220 cases and two deaths over the last week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 269 new coronavirus cases today and 2 deaths. OHA reported receiving 2,463 coronavirus test results today which is the lowest number received in 50 days.

Oregon’s 7-day rolling average positive test rate is 6.6%. Oregon’s positive test rate needs to be below 5% for schools to re-open statewide. Unless the governor takes action to close bars and in-restaurant dining to lower transmission, it appears in-person learning at schools will probably NOT be happening in Oregon.

Mike

The CDC says nearly 44,000 more people will die from COVID in August, bringing the U.S. death toll to nearly 200,000.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/the-cdc-says-this-many-americans-will-die-from-covid-this-month/ar-BB17w9xc?li=BBnb7Kz

Mike

This is a significant increase from July which saw 26,653 deaths from coronavirus.

Mike

What’s the higher priority, keeping bars and restaurants open or re-opening schools?

Why haven’t our ghostlike Douglas County Commissioners asked the Governor to re-shutdown bars and in-dining restaurants to lower coronavirus cases to a level that would allow schools to re-open and allow parents to go back to work? At least two other counties in Oregon have gone backward from phase 2 to phase 1.

It is within the authority of our ghostlike County Commissioners to re-close county parks, boat ramps and campgrounds to reduce the spread of coronavirus to a level that would allow schools to re-open and parents to go back to work. Why haven’t they done so? What’s more important, keeping parks and campgrounds open or re-opening schools?

Mike

Douglas County Public Health Network reported 4 new coronavirus cases today. There have been a total of 132 cases and 1 death reported in Douglas County.

DPHN has reported 15 coronavirus cases over the past week. The criterion for re-opening schools requires Douglas County to have 10 or fewer cases over the last week.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 28 new coronavirus cases today and have reported 219 cases and two deaths over the last week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 280 new coronavirus cases today and 1 death. That brings Oregon total coronavirus cases to 19,098 with 326 deaths.

Oregon’s 7-day rolling average positive test rate again increased to a record high 6.65%. Oregon’s positive test rate needs to be below 5% for schools to re-open statewide. Unless the governor takes action to close bars and in-restaurant dining to get the cases down, in-person learning at schools will probably NOT be happening in Oregon.

Douglas County Commissioners could help schools to be reopened by requesting Governor Brown mandate the shutdown of bars and in-restaurant dining in Oregon. What’s more important, re-opening schools or keeping bars and restaurants open?

Mike

Why does your headline say 220 cases and the first line of the article say 330 cases?

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