The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 31 new cases of coronavirus during its noon update.
The county has seen 70 new positive cases since Monday.
“While the case count today is not a record, it is still way too high,” the COVID-19 response team said in a press release. “Please do everything you can to prevent the spread of this awful virus.”
There are 14 county residents receiving hospital care for COVID-19, eight locally and six out of the area. The Douglas Public Health Network is monitoring 197 patients with positive tests in isolation, an increase of 15 from Wednesday, and 561 residents with presumed positive tests or who are potential contacts in quarantine.
The Oregon Health Authority reported 267 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases and seven deaths in its Thursday report.
In the health authority’s weekly workplace outbreak report, Roseburg Forest Products’ Riddle plywood plant saw four additional cases, raising its total to 13. The Roseburg Forest Products Dillard plywood plant remained at 19 cases from last week’s report.
No other Douglas County entities appeared on the workplace or senior living outbreak reports.
Those wishing to get either of the three available COVID-19 vaccines can do so by contacting their area healthcare provider or pharmacy, or by calling the Douglas County COVID-19 hotline at 541-464-6550.
The next drive-thru vaccination clinic will be held at the Douglas County Fairgrounds from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. The clinic is a collaborative effort between the Douglas Public Health Network, Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Aviva Health. Children ages 12-14 will need to have a parent or guardian accompany them to give written consent for the vaccine.
“Walk-ins” are welcome, but early registration is encouraged for shorter wait times. Those wishing to get the vaccine can register at www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org or by calling 541-671-3646 (English) or 541-671-1355 (Spanish).
Also, the Douglas County Tiger Team has announced its latest series of mobile vaccination clinics for the coming week:
- Friday, FCC Furniture, 8452 Old Highway 99 North, Roseburg, 1-4 p.m.
- Tuesday, Orenco Systems, 814 Airway Ave., Sutherlin, 8-noon and 1-4 p.m.
- Wednesday, Oakland City Hall, 637 NE Locust St., 1-4 p.m.
- Thursday, Glide Rural Fire Protection District, 18910 North Umpqua Highway, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Douglas County Public Health Officer Bob Dannenhoffer will be holding a Facebook Live Q&A session Friday at 4 p.m. on the Douglas Public Health Network’s Facebook page.