Six more Douglas County residents have reportedly died from complications related to coronavirus, according to the Douglas Public Health Network and Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team.

While two of the death were reported retroactive to earlier in September, two of the deaths reportedly occurred Wednesday and two more on Thursday. None of the six were vaccinated.

The recovery team also reported 48 new positive and presumptive COVID-19 cases Thursday and 38 such cases Friday. Of the 69 Douglas County residents hospitalized due to the coronavirus, 45 were being cared for locally and 24 out of the area. Of those 69, 60 were reportedly not fully vaccinated.

At CHI Mercy Medical Center, there were 12 COVID-19 patients on ventilators and another eight receiving breathing assistance from continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP) machines. Ten coronavirus patients were in the hospital’s intensive care unit while another three were in the progressive care unit.

As of Friday’s report, 34% of all patients at Mercy were dealing with symptoms of the coronavirus.

Donovan Brink can be reached at dbrink@nrtoday.com and 541-957-4219.

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FedUp

I'm shocked that the News Review allows these people to post their editorials on a articles comment section!

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Mike

dljones54,

I'm still waiting for you to point out which of my below comments that was not a fact.

CitizenJoe

Since several commenters here are fond of promoting Russian disinformation, we might take time to note that Russia, with a tiny 28% fully-vaccinated rate, currently has its worst surge since the pandemic began:

https://apnews.com/article/coronavirus-pandemic-europe-health-russia-pandemics-fd3590aa080de6be232c1ef14ccc60b0

And, honestly, it's likely they are vastly understating the deaths.

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SkeensWA

Statistics can’t be disputed. The vaccinations are saving peoples lives.

Yes, some vaccinated people are dying because they aren’t fully vaccinated yet. National hospital statistics document this clearly.

This pandemic is being driven by the unvaccinated, again look at the statistics. Facts are indisputable.

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SkeensWA

Mike, you are 100% correct.

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mworden

dljones, 91 percent of the people who died of covid in Douglas County in September were NOT fully vaccinated. That is not a left-wing narrative or lefty disinformation. It came from the county commissioners. If you disagree with that data, take it up with them.

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CitizenJoe

dljones54: could you please cite a single assertion that I've made that is untrue--along, of course with a citation disproving my assertion?

S

After decades of watching this County fall from grace with its diminishing economic security and quality of life, thanks in no small part to the narrow-minded Republican enclave that continues to contribute to the downward spiral, is anyone really surprised at how this crisis has been handled by the Commissioners? Really, anyone?

You get what you vote for. And, you repeatedly vote against your best interests by electing privileged white males suffering from arrested development at about the 8th grade level, ie. Dallas Heard. This County is getting what it deserves. Unfortunately, and sadly people are dying as a result of the likes of Boice, Freeman, Hanlin and the other guy at the dais. . . what's his name again?

Mike

Commissioner and Waldron's owner Tom Kress.

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CitizenJoe

Wretched, viruses have been around for billions of years, not merely thousands. No one ever claimed that any vaccine was 100% effective; that is an impossible standard. But the vaccines we have today against SARS-CoV-2 are very highly effective; far more effective than about any other vaccines we have. Further, no rational person would ever expect "millions" of football fans to have died from this virus, vaccinated (as many of them are), or unvaccinated. You've raised this absurd straw man before, and he's been debunked; apparently he is a brain-eating zombie.

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mworden

Wretched, stop spreading the garbage you get from Alex Jones and InfoWars. He just lost three lawsuits for saying that the Sandy Hook child massacre never happened. Just like he's telling you that covid is not a big deal. 700,000 people have died. 3 people a day are dying here. Just stop with the lies. Or better yet: [ban]

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