Six Douglas County residents died from complications due to the coronavirus Wednesday, including a 26-year-old man — the youngest since the onset of the pandemic.
The Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team reported the man had been diagnosed Aug. 12, becoming the county's 146th victim of the coronavirus. He had not been vaccinated, according to the county.
Four other victims, a 45-year-old woman, a 67-year-old woman, a 64-year-old woman and a 74-year-old man also died Wednesday. Neither of those four were vaccinated, according to the recovery team's Friday report. A fully vaccinated 65-year-old man was also among the victims.
The county had 166 new positive and presumptive cases reported Thursday and 131 such cases Friday, bringing the county's total number of COVID-19 cases to 9,225.
There were 110 county residents hospitalized as of Friday morning, 75 locally and 35 outside the county, including two receiving specialized care outside of Oregon. The team reported that 104 of those 110 COVID-19 patients were not fully vaccinated, meaning they are two weeks beyond having completed a coronavirus vaccination sequence.
At CHI Mercy Medical Center, 15 patients were on ventilators while another 15 were requiring non-invasive ventilation to support their breathing. There were 12 COVID-positive patients in the hospital's intensive care unit and another 22 in the progressive care unit. As of Friday, 61% of the hospitals total patient population were positive for the coronavirus.
Meanwhile, the Oregon Health Authority has reported more than 4,800 new positive and presumptive cases of the coronavirus over the previous two days, including 51 deaths.
There were 2,449 positive cases and 27 deaths reported by the health authority in its Thursday update, and another 2,379 cases and 24 deaths reported Friday.
Oregon's death toll due to the coronavirus has risen to 3,272.