The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported three new positive cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday, bringing the county a total of 165 confirmed and presumptive cases.

As of Tuesday’s update, there were 148 positive cases to go with 17 presumptive cases.

The number of people currently in isolation supported by the Douglas Public Health Network dropped from 25 to 15 on Tuesday. Two people are currently hospitalized. One of those is from out of state, but hospitalized in Douglas County and the other is from Douglas County but hospitalized in another county.

The Oregon Health Authority said nine more people died from COVID-related causes in the state Tuesday, bringing the total number of deaths to 397.

Across Oregon, there were 237 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19, bringing the state’s total to 23,676 since the start of the pandemic.

Three of the deaths were in Washington County, two in Clackamas County, two in Lincoln County and one each in Jefferson County and Malheur County.

Another drive-thru clinic was held Tuesday in Roseburg.

The first drive-thru clinic was held March 17 and since then, 1,371 people have been tested in 62 of the clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics.

Health officials say if you’re having COVID-19 symptoms including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19.

Health reporter Dan Bain can be reached by phone at 541-957-4221 or e-mail at

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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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Mercy Medical Center had a workplace outbreak of 10 coronavirus cases between August 3 – 5, according to the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly report (below link). This is 3 more cases than was reported by “Mercy officials” when the outbreak was announced in the August 5 News-Review article.


The Oregon Health Authority provided coronavirus cases for each Douglas County zip codes as of August 16 (below link). OHA doesn’t provide exact case numbers for zip codes with less than 10 cases. However, six of Douglas County’s zip codes must have either 8 or 9 cases to add up to 162 cases for the entire county on August 16.

97417: 8 or 9

97435: 8 or 9

97457: 8 or 9

97462: 8 or 9

97467: 8 or 9

97469: 8 or 9

97470: 33

97471: 37

97479: 41


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The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 2 new coronavirus cases today, bringing its total to 167 cases and 1 death. Douglas County reported 8 coronavirus cases in the last week and its 7-day positive test rate decreased to 1.2%.


The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 33 new coronavirus cases today. There have been a total of 196 cases and 2 deaths in the six counties surrounding Douglas County over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 194 new coronavirus cases today and 11 deaths. Oregon has suffered 33 coronavirus deaths over the past week and its 7-day positive test rate dropped to 4.8%.

The OHA reported a record low 15.9% of Oregon’s 5,720 total ICU and non-ICU hospital beds are available. A record low 14.9% of Oregon’s 4,658 non-ICU hospital beds are available.


Dan, where do you get your information? It appears that there are 165 positives plus 17 presumptives as of noon Tuesday.


The daiIy report from DPHN is somewhat confusing. A whiIe ago they changed the Iayout. The Iine item IabeIed positive is actuaIIy the totaI, with the presumptive cases Iisted aIso. To get the fuII report, scroII down the page for the report for the day's date and you'II get access to a PDA fiIe. Today reads-- (Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Wednesday, August 19, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there are TWO people with new positive test results since our noon case update yesterday. The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 167*. There are three hospitalized COVID patients ... *Our daily update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives.


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