Good news for Douglas County in the fight against COVID-19. For the third day in a row, the county reported no new cases, either presumptive or positive, and there are just eight people still in isolation.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported the county has now had 152 positive cases and 17 presumptive cases and the total remains at 169. Since presumptive cases are already counted in the total, even if the presumptive cases turn out to be positive (or negative) it won't change the county's total cases.

The Response Team says three Douglas County patients are hospitalized, one locally, and the other two are out of the county.   

The Oregon Health Authority reported as of noon Monday, three more people, who tested positive for the coronavirus, have died in Oregon, raising the state total to 420 people who have died with or from the coronavirus.

The OHA said 220 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 were reported Monday, bringing the state total to 25,155 since the pandemic began.

Multnomah County led the state in new cases with 59, Washington County had 34 and Marion County had 33. Jackson County jumped by 23 cases. 

Another drive-thru clinic, led by the Douglas Public Health Network, is set for Tuesday in Roseburg. There have now been 1,404 people tested in 64 drive-thru clinics. 

According to the COVID-19 Response Team, the hospitals, clinics and urgent cares continue additional testing. 

DPHN officials say everyone needs to take personal responsibility for their actions and adopt the proper precautionary measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. They encourage people to be cautious about traveling outside the county and recommend people follow the daily precautions by washing hands regularly, staying six feet apart and wearing a mask where recommended.

They are also asking that people limit attending social gatherings and stay home if sick.

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

React to this story:



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

(3) comments


At Least 103 New Coronavirus Cases in 8 States Linked to South Dakota Motorcycle Rally


The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 3 new coronavirus cases today. I suspect these are same 3 cases reported by the Roseburg VA over the past four days. This is the third time this has happened. It appears to take two to four days for the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team to report a Douglas County coronavirus cases after it is reported on the Roseburg VA national website (below link).

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team has been reporting 17 presumptive cases on their website for over ten days. Why haven’t these presumptive cases been tested to verify whether they indeed have the disease?

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team has reported 7 coronavirus cases over the past week and its 7-day positive test rate dropped today to 1.1%.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 20 new coronavirus cases today. There have been a total of 189 cases and 1 death in the six counties surrounding Douglas County over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 236 new coronavirus cases and 7 deaths today. The OHA has reported 30 coronavirus deaths over the past week. Today’s 7-day positive test rate for Oregon increased to 5.4%.

The OHA reported a three week high 27 people are on ventilators in Oregon.


You failed to mention Roseburg's VA reported 2 new cases in the past three days.

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.