The Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team released its latest vaccination numbers Friday, which showed gradual progress among eligible county residents at least partially vaccinated.
The numbers released by the county Friday reported that of all county residents age 16 and older, an estimated 64.8% are at least partially vaccinated, with 58% of those age 18 and older, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
As a whole, only 48% of all eligible Douglas County residents age 12 and older are fully vaccinated.
Based on data provided by both state and federal agencies, Douglas County is growing closer to natural immunity, with anywhere from 66-71% of residents having some immunity either from contracting the coronavirus, getting vaccinated, or both.
In its daily reports, the recovery team reported 50 new positive and presumptive COVID-19 cases Thursday and 54 such cases Friday. Two deaths were reported Wednesday, a 68-year-old woman who was not vaccinated and a 63-year-old man who was partially vaccinated.
There were 34 county residents receiving hospital care for COVID-19, 20 locally and 14 out of the area. Of those, 29 are reportedly not fully vaccinated. At CHI Mercy Medical Center, only 7% of all patients are being treated for COVID-19 complications, including one in the intensive care unit and four in the progressive care unit.
Finally, a traveling COVID-19 testing and vaccination clinic — located at the intersection of Northeast Fowler Street and Northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard — had its last day Friday. After a short break, the clinic will transfer to Reedsport to serve coastal residents from Nov. 2-7. The clinic will be set up on Fir Avenue next to the Douglas County Courthouse Annex.