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COVID-19 vaccination opened up to all Oregon residents 16 and older Monday.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 10 new cases Monday.

On Sunday, the team reported two new cases.

Seven county residents are currently hospitalized with the illness, four locally and three out of the area.

The Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 85 people who have the coronavirus and are in isolation as well as another 151 people who’ve been in contact with an infected person and are in quarantine.

Coles Valley Vineyard and Douglas Public Health Network will host a drive-thru vaccination event for agricultural workers Tuesday, April 27.

Coles Valley agricultural workers will begin to receive vaccinations starting at 9 a.m., and the event will open up for neighboring vineyards and related trucking companies at 11 a.m.

The event will continue through the afternoon, and enough vaccine will be available to vaccinate 10 people every 30 minutes.

The vineyard is located at 10003 Melqua Road, Umpqua.

Bilingual staff will be available to assist Spanish speaking workers.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 473 new COVID-19 cases and no new deaths Monday.

On Sunday, it reported 628 new cases and no new deaths.

Oregon has now administered 1,333,009 doses of Pfizer, 1,126,590 doses of Moderna and 88,547 doses of Johnson & Johnson vaccines. A total of 1,033,175 Oregon residents have been fully vaccinated, and 1,600,343 have had at least one dose.

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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Mike

Douglas County’s coronavirus death rate is almost the highest in Oregon. Following Douglas County’s 66th coronavirus death reported today, 2.2% of Douglas County’s total coronavirus cases have resulted in death. That is a higher percentage than all but Hood River (population 23,382), Wallowa (population 7,081) and Wheeler (population 1,366) Counties.

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