Three new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County on Thursday by the Douglas Public Health Network.

County public health officials said the three people came from two different families that had traveled out of the state.

Douglas Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer said the three people were likely exposed several days before they got back from their trip to another state. Once they found out about being exposed, they got tested in the DPHN’s drive-thru clinic and were found to be positive.

Dannenhoffer said the system worked the way it was designed to in this case.

“You’re exposed to somebody who’s ill, that person gets tested, they have COVID, you find out about it and quarantine yourself and even if you turn out to be positive, it’s unlikely that you’ll spread it to someone else and that’s how we’re going to get this under control,” Dannenhoffer said.

The county’s total number of positive cases since the first case was discovered on March 8, is now 32. County health officials say 28 of those have recovered. One person remains hospitalized but no deaths have been reported in the county.

After some record numbers of cases the past few days, with 278 on Tuesday and 184 on Monday, statewide numbers dropped off a bit. Oregon Health Authority reported 148 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 bringing the state total to 6,366.

Union County, which shot up to 247 cases stemming from a breakout in a church in La Grande earlier this week, settled down with just five cases on Thursday.

Multnomah County had the most new cases with 33, followed by Marion County recorded 26 and Washington County had 25.

COVID-19 claimed four more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 187, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.

County health officials remind residents that the coronavirus is still here and with the Fourth of July celebrations coming, they say everyone needs to continue to include health and safety guidelines as part of their event planning.

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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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Mike

The Douglas County Public Health Network today reported zero new cases in Douglas County, yet the Roseburg Veterans Affairs reported today another of their patients had been confirmed with coronavirus.

Why is DPHN not reporting the new coronavirus case at the Roseburg VA?

Mike

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 10 new coronavirus cases today. The 72 new cases reported by those six counties over the past seven days is a new record for one week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 191 new coronavirus cases today, the third highest total ever. This is the thirteenth consecutive day OHA has reported over 100 cases in Oregon. There have been 1,176 new cases reported in Oregon over the past seven days.

The Oregon Health Authority reported a record low 224 intensive care unit beds are available throughout the state of Oregon.

It's sad the NRToday doesn't think this alarming information is important enough to write an article about it.

Mike

Oregon coronavirus spike attributed to rise in cases, not more testing.

https://katu.com/news/coronavirus/oregon-coronavirus-spike-attributed-to-rise-in-cases-not-more-testing

Mike

DPHN reported 1 new coronavirus case in Douglas County today, bringing the total to 34 cases and 5 new cases over the past 5 days. DPHN reported 49 test results were received today.

What secret information DPHN did not report, and has never reported on their website, is whether DPHN was able to trace the new case back to its source and whether the new source has been quarantined. By DPHN failing to provide this secret information, the public is left wondering if an unidentified source of infection is still walking around in our county infecting others. In the absence of this secret information, the public should assume the DPHN was unable to identify the source of the new infection and take necessary precautions.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 146 new coronavirus cases today, the eighth highest total ever. This is the twelfth consecutive day OHA has reported over 100 cases in Oregon. There have been 1,263 new cases reported in Oregon over the past seven days.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 6 new coronavirus cases today. The 71 new cases they reported over the past seven days is a new record for one week.

Mike

97 percent of superspreader events happen indoors.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/97-percent-of-coronavirus-superspreader-events-take-place-here/ar-BB15QlvH?li=BBnb7Kz

Mike

The U.S. Veteran Affairs reported 200 coronavirus cases today, making it a total of 18,926 cases with 1,520 deaths.

The U.S military reported 841 new coronavirus cases today, making it a total of 14,073 cases with 36 deaths.

Mike

Why does Douglas County Public Health Officer Dr. Dannenhoffer provide tracing information to a local radio station but NEVER provides that same information on the DPHN website where most people a looking for information? Why must everything in Douglas County be so secret?

"There is 1 new case of COVID-19 in Douglas County as of Monday. County Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer told News Radio 1240 KQEN this case is related to cases reported last week where residents apparently were exposed to COVID-19 during out of state travel."

https://www.newsbreak.com/oregon/roseburg/news/0PPXZVOG/1-new-case-of-covid-19-in-county-as-of-monday

Mike

From the Bandon World newspaper: Highest week for COVID-19 cases in Oregon since pandemic began.

It's nice to see a local newspaper printing information important to their community even if its an issue unpopular with their county commissioners.

https://theworldlink.com/news/local_free/highest-week-for-covid-19-cases-in-oregon-since-pandemic-began/article_f2c5ebf8-b287-11ea-805a-ab23dd7f84d9.html

Mike

The Oregon Health Authority reported 190 new coronavirus cases today, the third highest total ever. This is the eleventh consecutive day OHA has reported over 100 cases in Oregon. The 1,301 new cases reported over the past seven days is a new record for one week.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 14 new coronavirus cases today and 68 new cases over the past week which is a new record for one week.

Starting last week, the OHA no longer reports hospital and health statistics on weekends; even though Oregon is experiencing its historically highest number of new cases of the disease.

Coronavirus cases worldwide passed 9 million this morning with over 465,000 deaths. U.S. coronavirus cases have surpassed 2.3 million with 122,000 deaths. Over 33,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in the U.S. each of the past two days, nearing another new record.

Meanwhile the NRToday has published articles each of the last two days informing us the library is re-opening.

Mike

WHO reports largest single-day increase in coronavirus cases.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/who-reports-largest-single-day-increase-in-coronavirus-cases/ar-BB15NTAC?li=BBnb7Kz

Mike

12 states have set record highs in new COVID-19 cases since Friday.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/12-states-have-set-record-highs-in-new-covid-19-cases-since-friday/ar-BB15NQob?li=BBnb7Kz

Mike

The U.S. military reported 13,232 coronavirus cases on Friday, approximately twice as many Oregon.

https://www.defense.gov/Explore/Spotlight/Coronavirus/

Mike

More Oregonians catching coronavirus because the virus is spreading more, not just because of increased testing

https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2020/06/more-oregonians-catching-coronavirus-because-the-virus-is-spreading-more-not-just-because-of-increased-testing.html

Mike

The Oregon Health Authority reported 178 new coronavirus cases today, the fourth highest total ever. This is the tenth consecutive day OHA has reported over 100 cases in Oregon. The 1,215 new cases reported over the past seven days is a new record for one week.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 11 new coronavirus cases today and 58 new cases over the past week.

Starting last week, the OHA no longer reports hospital and health statistics on weekends; even though Oregon is experiencing its highest ever number of new cases of the disease.

Mike

New coronavirus cases in the U.S. was over 33,000 for the second day in a row. This does not include data from some states which no longer report statistics on weekends. Expect to see a jump in the numbers on Monday.

California, Texas and Florida all had over 4,000 new cases today. Eight states had over 1,000 new cases today, many of which are all-time high number of one-day cases.

Mike

According to the Department of Veterans Affairs website, at least 6 people at the Roseburg VA have tested positive for coronavirus. Why can the federal government provide the public with this information but our own Douglas County Public Health Network chooses to keep this information secret?

Oregon’s VA system has reported 82 coronavirus cases and 5 known deaths. Nationwide VA systems have reported 18,202 coronavirus cases and 1,500 deaths.

https://www.accesstocare.va.gov/Healthcare/COVID19NationalSummary

Mike

DPHN reported 1 new coronavirus case in Douglas County today, bringing the total to 33 cases. DPHN reported 75 test results were received today.

Oregon Health Authority reported 206 new coronavirus cases today, the second highest count ever. This is the ninth consecutive day with over 100 cases in Oregon. The 1195 new cases reported over the past seven days is another new one-week record.

OHA reported 29 people in Oregon are on ventilators, the highest number since April 27.

OHA reported 229 available ICU beds in the state, which is a record low number of available ICU beds.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 17 new coronavirus cases today and 53 new cases over the past week.

https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

Mike

According to a new study, “coronavirus antibodies dwindled to undetectable levels after just two or three months for 40% of asymptomatic people and 13% of symptomatic people...Overall, asymptomatic people showed "a weaker immune response" in the months after they were exposed to the coronavirus…A poor immune response in people who recover from the virus may not bode well for the development of an effective vaccine”

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/coronavirus-antibodies-may-disappear-2-to-3-months-after-people-recover-a-new-study-found/ar-BB15GuEm?li=BBnb7Kz

Mike

Nearly 30,000 new coronavirus cases have so far been reported in the U.S. today, which is the highest number reported since May 1.

COVID-19 cases from George Floyd protests are "way lower number" than expected.

https://www.capradio.org/articles/2020/06/15/covid-19-cases-from-george-floyd-protests-way-lower-number-than-expected-sacramento-official-says/

Mike

U.S. new cases today ended up at 33,539 today. World new cases of coronavirus set a new record today at 181,005. Expect new cases in the U.S. to drop over the weekend and surge again on Monday because many states, like Oregon, don't report most statistics on the weekend any more, even though the U.S. coronavirus cases appear to be surging.

Mike

WHO warns of 'New, Dangerous' pandemic phase as case counts break records.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/health-news/who-warns-of-new-dangerous-pandemic-phase-as-case-counts-break-records/ar-BB15J5md?li=BBnb7Kz

Mike

Today's 33,539 new coronavirus cases was the eighth highest day ever for the U.S. This appears contrary to President Trump's comments to Gray TV's DC bureau chief Jacqueline Policastro when he said, "if you look, the numbers are very minuscule compared to what it was. It's dying out." Apparently our President feels over 700 deaths from this virus today and over 33,000 new cases are minuscule. I wonder how many deaths it takes before President Trump feels it's significant.

TJ

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