The Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team reported a total of 62 new positive and presumptive cases of the coronavirus between Saturday and Monday.

There were 23 confirmed positive and one presumptive case reported Saturday, 20 positive cases Sunday and 18 Monday. More notably, there were no COVID-19-related deaths reported in that same three-day period.

As of Monday, 42 Douglas County residents were hospitalized due to the coronavirus, with 26 being cared for locally and 16 outside of the county. Of those 42, the county reports 39 are not fully vaccinated.

“These two milestones tell the story of how swiftly and severely the Delta variant has moved through our communities,” Oregon Health Authority Director Patrick Allen said in Monday’s report. “This is even more heartbreaking because many of these deaths are preventable. COVID-19 vaccines are widely available throughout Oregon.

“My message to Oregonians today is simple: the Delta variant has changed everything. Please, get vaccinated as soon as you can.”

The Oregon Health Authority reported a grim milestone Monday as the state reached 4,000 deaths related to COVID-19. The announcement comes just two months after the state reported its 3,000th coronavirus-related death.

At CHI Mercy Medical Center, five COVID-19 patients are in the intensive care unit and three are in the progressive care unit.

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Mike

4 Covid DEATHS and 88 new cases were reported today (below link) by our Douglas County Commissioners, bringing Douglas County total Covid Deaths to 240.

https://files.constantcontact.com/16459d00701/40465705-ad43-41de-a0f6-e97293496c73.pdf

Mike

Douglas County’s 213.8 Covid Deaths per 100,000 residents is the fourth highest county in Oregon, following only Harney, Malheur and Josephine counties. With 5 more deaths, Douglas County will pass Josephine County to become the third highest.

Douglas County had 158 unnecessary and avoidable Covid deaths since April 19 when the vaccine was made available to everyone over 16 years of age.

Mike

48,114 residents of Douglas County have been fully vaccinated. 64,414 residents have NOT been fully vaccinated according to the Oregon Health Authority.

https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/oregon.health.authority.covid.19/viz/OregonCOVID-19VaccinationTrends/OregonStatewideVaccinationTrends

Mike

More than 460 American law enforcement officers have died from Covid-19 infections tied to their work since the start of the pandemic, according to the Officer Down Memorial Page, making the coronavirus by far the most common cause of duty-related deaths in 2020 and 2021. More than four times as many officers have died from Covid-19 as from gunfire in that period. There is no comprehensive accounting of how many American police officers have been sickened by the virus, but departments across the country have reported large outbreaks in the ranks.

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Mike

Douglas County’s per capita deaths is almost two times higher than Florida, the state with the highest per capita deaths in the U.S. since April 19, when EVERYONE in the United States aged 16 years and above became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. This is evident from the below table listing the population, deaths on April 19, deaths on Oct 11, their delta deaths, per capita deaths per 100,000 residents, percent fully vaccinated and who won the 2020 election for every state (and also Douglas County).

Also evident from the table is the states with the highest per capita deaths have two traits in common. First, the states with the highest per capita deaths tend to be the states with the lowest percentage of their residents vaccinated. Second, the states with the highest per capita deaths also tend to be states that voted for Former President Trump it the 2020 election.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------Deaths--Percent

-------------------------------------Apr 19---Oct 11-----Delta-------Per------Fully-----2020

State-----------Population---Deaths----Deaths----Deaths--100,000---Vacc.---Elect

==============================================================

W. Virginia-----1,792,147-----2,625------3,976------1,351-------75------40.7----Trump

Idaho------------1,787,065-----2,022------3,122------1,100-------62------42.5----Trump

Wyoming---------578,759--------703------1,041--------338-------58------42.6----Trump

Alabama--------4,903,185---10,790-----14,859-----4,069-------83------43.6-----Trump

Mississippi-----2,976,149-----7,214------9,833------2,619------88-------44.4----Trump

N. Dakota---------762,062-----1,479------1,642--------163-------21------45.0-----Trump

Louisiana-------4,648,794---10,293-----14,204-----3,911-------84-------46.3----Trump

Arkansas--------3,017,804----5,913-------8,132-----2,219-------74-------46.5----Trump

Georgia--------10,617,423---19,784-----27,142-----7,358-------69-------46.5----Biden

Tennessee------6,829,174---12,062-----15,583-----3,521-------52-------46.5---Trump

Douglas County--112,251-------65****---236--------171------152------48.1---Trump

S. Carolina------5,148,714----9,351-----13,034------3,683-------72------48.5----Trump

Oklahoma-------3,956,971----7,064------9,213------2,149-------54------48.6----Trump

Missouri---------6,137,428----9,677----12,476------2,799--------46------48.7----Trump

Indiana----------6,732,219---13,226----16,062------2,836--------42------49.0----Trump

Montana--------1,068,778----1,546------2,079--------533--------50------49.1----Trump

Ohio------------11,689,100---19,022-----22,819-----3,797--------32-----50.9-----Trump

Alaska--------------731,545-------363---------574--------211-------29------51.3-----Trump

N. Carolina---10,488,084---12,418-----17,207-----4,789--------46------51.3----Trump

Nevada----------3,080,156----5,460-------7,315-----1,855--------60------51.6-----Biden

Arizona----------7,278,717---17,153-----20,382-----3,229-------44-------51.9-----Biden

Utah--------------3,205,958----2,261-------2,994--------733-------23------51.9----Trump

Kansas-----------2,913,314----4,987-------6,142------1,155-------40------52.0----Trump

Texas-----------28,995,881---49,869-----68,154----18,285-------63------52.1----Trump

S. Dakota----------884,659----1,953-------2,171--------218-------25------52.3----Trump

Michigan--------9,986,857---17,996-----22,738-----4,742-------47------52.7-----Biden

Kentucky--------4,467,673----6,593-------9,150------2,557------57------53.5-----Trump

Illinois----------12,671,821--23,976------27,965-----3,989-------31------54.3-----Biden

Iowa--------------3,155,070----5,971-------6,654--------683-------22-----54.6-----Trump

Nebraska--------1,934,408----2,628-------2,855--------227-------12------55.3----Trump

Wisconsin-------5,822,434----8,047-------9,054------1,007------17------57.3-----Biden

Florida---------21,477,737---35,328------56,413----21,085------98------58.4----Trump

Delaware----------973,764----1,713--------1,997--------284------29------58.6-----Biden

Hawaii-----------1,415,872-------474----------845--------371------26------58.7-----Biden

Pennsylvania-12,801,989--25,800------29,965------4,165------33------58.8-----Biden

Minnesota------5,639,632----7,094-------8,433------1,339------24------58.9-----Biden

California------39,512,223--60,218------70,298----10,080------26------59.9-----Biden

Colorado--------5,758,736—-6,344--------7,996-----1,652------29------60.3-----Biden

Dist Of Col--------705,749-----1,096--------1,182---------86------12------61.0-----Biden

Virginia----------8,535,519---10,595------13,123-----2,528------30------61.6-----Biden

Oregon----------4,217,737-----2,460--------4,002-----1,542------37-----61.7-----Biden

Washington----7,614,893----5,353--------8,121-----2,768------36------62.1-----Biden

N. Hampshire--1,359,711----1,270--------1,497--------227------17-----62.2-----Biden

New Mexico----2,096,829----4,007--------4,869--------862------41-----63.9----Biden

New York------19,453,561---51,923------56,281-----4,358------22-----64.6-----Biden

Maryland-------6,045,680-----9,083------10,600-----1,517------25-----64.9-----Biden

New Jersey-----8,882,190----25,161------27,603-----2,442-----27-----65.2-----Biden

Massachusetts-6,892,503---17,481------18,746-----1,265-----18-----68.6-----Biden

Maine------------1,344,212-------767--------1,075--------308-----23-----69.1-----Biden

Rhode Island---1,059,361-----2,662-------2,854---------192-----18-----69.4-----Biden

Connecticut----3,565,287-----8,105-------8,667---------562-----16-----69.6-----Biden

Vermont-----------623,989-------242----------335----------93------15----70.3-----Biden

smedleyb

Mike where did you get the information on the individual states?

Mike

I would have attached the link, but the NR spam filter won't let me. I'll try breaking it up.

https://www.worldometers.info/

coronavirus/country/us/

Mike

The vaccination percentages came from the CDC.

https://covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tracker/#vaccinations-county-view

Mike

2 MORE Covid Deaths and 36 new cases were reported in Douglas County today by the Oregon Health Authority (below link).

A RECORD 82 deaths were reported in Oregon today, breaking the previous record of 59 set last Thursday.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/covid19/Documents/DataReports/Oregon-COVID-19-Update-10-12-2021-FINAL.pdf

The Oregon Health Authority issued their healthcare worker vaccination report (below link) today indicating 67% of all Douglas County healthcare workers were vaccinated on October 5. Douglas County is 28 of 36 Oregon counties with Polk County being the highest vaccinated at 95%

https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/oregon.health.authority.covid.19/viz/OregonHealthCareWorkforceCOVID-19VaccineUptake/Dash-County

The Oregon Health Authority also issued their Long-Term Care Vaccination Report (below link) today indicating only 47% of all long-term healthcare workers in Douglas County are vaccinated. This places Douglas County 31 of 36 Oregon Counties with Hood River being the highest vaccinated at 88%.

https://public.tableau.com/app/profile/oregon.health.authority.covid.19/viz/LTCFCOVID-19VaccinationData/WeeklyTrend

Mike

On April 19, 2021, EVERYONE in the United States aged 16 years and above became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. The same applies in Oregon. The below table clearly demonstrates the politics of vaccination. The 19 Oregon counties with the highest per capita deaths since April 19 when vaccine was made available to everyone all voted for former President Trump. The 5 counties with the lowest per capita deaths since April 19 all voted for President Biden.

Douglas County has the 5th highest per capita deaths since August 19. However, the four counties with higher per capita deaths all have much smaller populations and have a combined total of 35 deaths compared to Douglas County’s 236 deaths.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------Deaths

-----------------------------------Apr 19----Oct 11-----Delta-------Per--------2020

County-------Population---Deaths----Deaths---Deaths---100,000---Election

===========================================================

Harney-------------7,329----------6----------24---------18--------246-------Trump

Wheeler-----------1,366----------1------------4----------3---------220-------Trump

Sherman-----------1,708---------0------------3-----------3--------176--------Trump

Gilliam-------------1,894----------1-----------4-----------3--------158--------Trump

Douglas***----112,251--------65--------236--------171--------152--------Trump

Josephine--------87,487--------62--------188--------126--------144--------Trump

Wallowa-----------7,081----------5----------12-----------7---------99---------Trump

Crook-------------24,404---------19---------43----------24---------98---------Trump

Grant---------------7,176----------4----------11-----------7---------98---------Trump

Coos---------------64,487--------31----------86---------55---------85---------Trump

Tillamook--------26,787----------3----------25---------22---------82---------Trump

Jackson----------220,944------127--------295--------168---------76---------Trump

Jefferson---------24,192--------32----------50----------18---------74---------Trump

Morrow-----------11,603-------15----------23------------8---------69---------Trump

Umatilla----------77,950--------83--------136----------53---------68---------Trump

Klamath----------68,238--------59--------103----------44---------64---------Trump

Union-------------26,835--------24----------41----------17---------63---------Trump

Baker--------------16,006--------14---------22------------8---------50---------Trump

Malheur----------30,571--------58---------73-----------15---------49---------Trump

Clatsop-----------40,224----------8---------27-----------19---------47--------Biden***

Curry--------------22,925----------9---------19-----------10---------44---------Trump

Wasco------------26,682---------28---------39-----------11---------41---------Trump

Marion---------347,818--------299-------432----------133--------38--------Biden***

Lane-------------382,067--------144-------287---------143---------37-------Biden***

Linn--------------129,749---------63-------107-----------44---------34---------Trump

Yamhill----------107,100---------75-------108-----------33---------31---------Trump

Hood River-------23,382---------29--------36-------------7---------30-------Biden***

Polk----------------86,085---------52--------77-----------25---------29---------Trump

Columbia--------52,354---------26--------40------------14---------27---------Trump

Lincoln------------49,962---------20--------33------------13--------26--------Biden***

Lake-----------------7,879----------7----------9-------------2---------25---------Trump

Clackamas-----418,817--------204-------292-----------88---------21-------Biden***

Deschutes-----197,692----------72-------113-----------41---------21-------Biden***

Benton-----------93,053----------18--------30-----------12---------13-------Biden***

Washington---601,592--------229------304-----------75----------12-------Biden***

Multnomah---812,855---------568-----668----------100----------12-------Biden***

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