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Nine new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths were reported Monday by the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team.

On Sunday, the response team reported 11 new cases and one new death.

The new cases bring the county’s total to 1,456 since the pandemic’s beginning.

The death reported Sunday was the county’s 41st. It was of an 86-year-old woman who was diagnosed Dec. 16 and died on New Year’s Day.

Five county residents are currently hospitalized with the disease, four locally and one out of the area.

The Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 132 people with the disease who are in isolation, along with another 177 people who’ve been in contact with an infected person and are in quarantine.

Douglas County Public Health Officer Bob Dannenhoffer will hold a Facebook Live question and answer session at 6 p.m. Tuesday on the Douglas Public Health Network Facebook page.

The county maintains a COVID-19 hotline at 541-464-6550. It is staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. seven days a week.

Statewide, Oregon reported 1,421 new cases and eight new deaths Sunday. It reported 728 new cases and six new deaths Monday.

The Oregon Health Authority reported Monday that 51,255 Oregonians have now received first vaccines against COVID-19, and nine have received both required doses for full vaccination.

In Douglas County, 534 people had been vaccinated as of Sunday, according to the state.

The Oregon Health Authority said Sunday that 190,500 doses had so far been delivered to sites across the state.

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at or 541-957-4213.

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18 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. This brings Douglas County totals to 1,474 cases and 41 deaths.

Roseburg Veteran Affairs reported 6 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, bringing Roseburg VA totals to 158 cases and 5 deaths.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 159 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 141.7 today for Douglas County, which is less than the case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to reopen.

The County Commissioners Coronavirus Response Team reported 159 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,210 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 159 cases by 3,210 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 5.0% today.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 207 new coronavirus cases and 9 deaths today. The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 1,643 cases and 26 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,032 new coronavirus cases and 44 deaths today in Oregon. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 6.5% today.

The Oregon Health Authority tracks hospital statistics for seven different regions in Oregon. Region 3 consists of Douglas, Coos, Curry and Lane Counties. The OHA reported there are 14 ICU beds and a RECORD LOW 78 non-ICU beds available in Region 3 today. This adds up to a RECORD LOW total 92 hospital beds available in Region 3 today. 37 coronavirus cases are hospitalized in Region 3 today. There were 87 new coronavirus cases reported in Region 3 today.


This section gives me more infor then anywhere else to find out what is going on with vaccinations. Wish this section wasn't so buried-- have trouble locating it everytime. The authorities are not readily providing any information on where we can go to get a vaccine, when or how. Not everybody is on facebook for dannehoffers talk.


[thumbup] Agree. I’ve found it increasingly hard to find info from our local officials. What’s up with that?


Other than the first 795 doses of Pfizer to Mercy Medical Center three weeks ago on December 16 and 800 doses of Moderna to Roseburg VA Hospital on December 21, does anyone know any other vaccine doses that may have been distributed somewhere else in Douglas County since then? The Oregon Health Authority is not saying where the 226,700 doses received went in Oregon.


ONLY 4 PEOPLE in Douglas County were vaccinated yesterday and a total of 34 people have been vaccinated since last Wednesday. A total of 542 people have now been vaccinated in Douglas County. That is 0.48% Douglas County residents. Only Josephine County (0.38%) and Hood River County (.035%) have vaccinated a lower percentage of their residents. Lives are being lost while literally hundreds, if not thousands, of vaccine doses sit on the shelves at Mercy Medical center collecting dust.

2,818 people in Oregon were vaccinated yesterday bringing the total to 55,239 vaccine doses administered out of the 226,700 doses received. 326 people in Oregon have received two doses and are now fully vaccinated. No one in Douglas County is fully vaccinated. All of this information is provided by the Oregon Health Authority on their vaccine dashboard. Unfortunately, the News-Review spam filter will not let me publish the link.


The pace of vaccinations is absolutely shameful and disturbing. Nobody can or will explain why the roll out is practically nonexistent, nor is it possible to get any information locally. I think it's, "If we ignore this, it will go away."


Like magic.


Oregon has vaccinated less than 3,500 people per day since receiving 226,700 doses three weeks ago. Oregon Governor Kate Brown says her “goal” is to vaccinate 12,000 people per day. At 12,000 people per day, it will take over 700 days to fully vaccinate all Oregon residents.


I thought the military was supposed to be involved via Operation Warp Speed. Apparently the states have been told to fend for themselves...again.


Are you surprised?


Four? So, not only is vaccine sitting in the freezers, but reconstituted vaccine is likely being discarded.

Mike, you might be able to thwart the spam filter by breaking up the URL, possibly with a message on how to reconstitute it. I'll try in a separate message.


Try pasting and searching:


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