There was just one new COVID-19 case and one presumptive case in Douglas County Monday, bringing the total number of positive tests and presumptive cases to 88 with 26 people now in isolation.

The county has had 12 new cases in the past four days but no one in the county is currently hospitalized with COVID-19.

Oregon had 277 new cases of COVID-19 reported on Monday and two new deaths, bringing the state's total to 263 COVID-related deaths. The state total of positive cases and presumptive cases is 14,847.

Both deaths were in Marion County, including a 76-year-old man and a 92-year-old man. Both had underlying health conditions. 

The most populous county in the state, Multnomah County, led the state with 85 new cases but much smaller Umatilla County had 41 new cases, bringing that county's total to 1,381 and nine deaths. 

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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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On this day when President Trump finally acknowledged during his White House Coronavirus Task Force briefing that coronavirus will “get worse” before it gets better, the U.S so far has reported over 1,100 Americans have died of the disease today, its highest death count since June 2. Four different states have reported over 100 deaths.

To make matters worse, the U.S. has already reported nearly 67,000 new cases today and there is still an hour left before the counting stops. At least 15 states have reported over 1,000 new coronavirus cases today, with three states reporting over 9,400 new cases.

Do you still believe the actions taken by our Douglas County Commissioners to re-open Douglas County will protect its residents from this disease and are you satisfied they’ve done all they can?


The world passed 15 million coronavirus cases today with 618,000 deaths. The U.S. passed 4 million cases with 145,000 deaths. Historically it takes 2 - 3 weeks for death counts to rise after coronavirus cases are first reported. That means we should expect the number of U.S. dead to start rising to reflect the recent increases in coronavirus cases. With daily reporting of coronavirus cases exceeding 60,000, this pandemic is far from over and ever expanding into areas previously untouched.


"After falling for months, Covid-19 hospitalizations in the US are nearing April's peak...There are more than 9,500 people hospitalized in Florida and least 53 hospitals in 27 counties said they had no more beds in their ICUs...Miami-Dade County has exceeded its ICU capacity, with 130% occupancy on Monday...Texas has 10,848 people currently hospitalized."


"Refrigerated trucks are being rushed to Arizona as the number of coronavirus cases and deaths skyrocket, exceeding the capacity of local hospitals and morgues."


The Douglas County Public Health Network reported 2 more new coronavirus cases today. DPHN is now reporting 90 total coronavirus cases for Douglas County and 24 new cases over the past week which is another new record.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 14 new coronavirus cases today and 209 cases over the past week which is 22% of their 958 total cases.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 292 new coronavirus cases today and 2 deaths in Oregon. This brings Oregon’s totals to 15,139 cases and 269 deaths.

The OHA reported 17.4% of Oregon’s 5,804 total ICU and non-ICU hospital beds are available today.

The below link provides graphical views of Oregon’s statistics.


Correction: OHA reported a record 7 coronavirus deaths today in Oregon.


Oregon reports 7 new coronavirus deaths, tying the state’s record.


The Roseburg Veterans Affairs reported 1 new coronavirus case today, bringing its total to 13. The VA nationwide has reported 33,118 coronavirus cases with 1,927 deaths.

U.S. active military reported 2,371 new coronavirus cases yesterday with 2 deaths. The overall active military cases is 31,418 with 48 deaths.


Your headline is again inaccurate and misleading. There were 2 new coronavirus cases reported yesterday by DPHN (below link), not 1 new case.

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