Douglas County reported one new positive and one presumptive case of COVID-19 on Sunday and no new cases on Monday, keeping the total number of cases to 162 since the coronavirus pandemic began.

There have been 145 positive tests, and 17 cases remain presumptive. The Douglas Public Health Network said 23 county residents are in isolation.

Two people are hospitalized, one is from out of state, but hospitalized in Douglas County. The other is a Douglas County resident hospitalized out of the county. There remains just one COVID-related death involving a Douglas County resident, who died in a Texas hospital.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 252 new positive and presumptive cases Sunday and 192 Monday. The Monday total was the lowest since July 23 when there were 170 new cases. The state’s total number of cases is now at 23,451.

OHA said there were two new COVID-related deaths in Oregon reported Sunday and none on Monday. The death toll in the state is at 388.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team continues to stress the importance of weighing the risk in preventing the continued spread of the virus in the county when you think about traveling out of the area.

The response team continues to identify people with positive test results that have decided to travel out of Oregon to vacation and visit relatives. While traveling, some of those individuals and families have come in contact with someone infected with COVID-19 and brought it back to the county.

A few other cases were the result of a family member coming to Douglas County to visit and brought the virus with them and infected their host family.

Reporter Dan Bain can be reached 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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The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 3 new coronavirus cases today, bringing its total to 165 cases and 1 death. Douglas County had 9 coronavirus cases in the last week and its 7-day positive test rate decreased to 1.4%.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 38 new coronavirus cases today. There have been a total of 193 cases and 2 deaths in the six counties surrounding Douglas County over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 225 new coronavirus cases today and 9 deaths. Oregon has suffered 29 coronavirus deaths over the past week and it’s 7-day positive test rate remained at 4.9%.

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