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Two more COVID-19 cases were announced at local schools in Green and Glendale Tuesday.

A student at Green Elementary School has tested positive for COVID-19, Roseburg Public Schools announced. It’s the second case at that school reported this week. The first was of an adult at the school.

Students and staff who may have been exposed are at home quarantining, and the students in quarantine have transitioned temporarily to remote learning, the school district said.

Glendale School District announced on Facebook Tuesday that a staff member in grades 7-12 had tested positive for COVID-19 over the weekend.

The school district said some students may have been exposed Jan. 26. Those students and families were notified and asked to quarantine for 10 days.

Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 14 new cases Tuesday.

The new cases bring the county’s total since the pandemic’s start to 1,885 cases.

No new deaths were reported.

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

The Douglas Public Health Network is currently supporting 123 cases in isolation, as well as another 281 people who’ve had contact with an infected person and are in quarantine.

Douglas County continues to face shortages in vaccine supply compared with the demand.

Currently eligible groups for receiving a vaccine include health care workers, nursing home staff and residents, first responders, and education, child care and preschool staff.

The first group of seniors to become eligible under state regulations for the vaccine will be those 80 and above. They become eligible next week.

Statewide, Oregon Health Authority reported 619 new cases Tuesday.

The health authority reported 23 new deaths Tuesday.

Across the state, 454,246 COVID-19 vaccinations have been given. In Douglas County, 5,550 people have been vaccinated, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

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 is still the 2nd to last county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. This comes 48 days after Douglas County received its first 1,595 doses of vaccine, ONLY 5,774 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have been vaccinated since receiving the vaccine on December 16. That is a mere 5.1% of Douglas County residents vaccinated compared to the Oregon average of 8.8%.

Only Columbia County (4.1%) has vaccinated a lower percentage of their resident than Douglas County. Below is the percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

COUNTY----------%

Wheeler---------27.26

Deschutes------14.27

Harney----------12.84

Polk--------------11.87

Hood River-----10.31

Lincoln----------10.11

Jefferson---------9.82

Benton-----------9.53

Wasco------------9.47

Marion-----------9.45

Sherman---------9.42

Wallowa---------9.19

Multnomah-----9.11

Lake---------------8.80

OREGON---------8.76

Baker--------------8.53

Crook-------------8.48

Jackson-----------8.38

Clackamas-------7.64

Klamath----------7.62

Gilliam------------7.58

Washington-----7.42

Lane---------------7.39

Union-------------7.12

Yamhill-----------7.08

Linn----------------6.93

Clatsop-----------6.68

Curry--------------6.61

Josephine--------6.41

Coos---------------6.39

Umatilla----------6.06

Grant--------------5.94

Malhuer----------5.70

Morrow-----------5.62

Tillamook--------5.29

Douglas-----------5.14

Columbia---------4.10

Our County Commissioners claim low supply of vaccine is the reason for Douglas County’s slow vaccine roll-out to its residents. If so, ask yourself why vaccine supply is an issue in Douglas County but not for the rest of Oregon, with some counties having vaccinated over five times more residents. Moreover, the CDC (below link) indicates 706,575 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon, which is enough to vaccinate 16.8% of Oregon’s residents. But Only 471,686 doses have been administered. This means Oregon has 234,889 vaccine doses that have NOT been administered. That’s an average of 6,524 doses sitting on the shelf in EVERY Oregon County that have yet to be administered.

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

Mike

18 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. This brings Douglas County totals to 1,903 cases and 48 deaths.

Roseburg Veteran Affairs reported 1 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, bringing Roseburg VA totals to 194 cases and 6 deaths. Roseburg VA administered 2 vaccine doses since yesterday, bringing its total to 1,363 doses administered. 24 veterans have received both doses of vaccine according to the VA National website link below.

https://www.accesstocare.va.gov/Healthcare/COVID19NationalSummary

The Commissioners Response Team reported 180 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 160.4 today for Douglas County, which is less than the maximum case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to remain open.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 180 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,536 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 180 cases by 3,536 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 5.1% today.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 191 new coronavirus cases and 1 death today. The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 1,170 cases and 10 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 627 new coronavirus cases and 10 deaths today in Oregon. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 4.1% today.

The Oregon Health Authority tracks hospital statistics for seven different regions in Oregon. Region 3 consists of Douglas, Coos, Curry and Lane Counties. The OHA reported there are 14 ICU beds and 94 non-ICU beds available in Region 3 today. 35 coronavirus cases are hospitalized in Region 3 today. 11 are in ICU. There were 125 new coronavirus cases reported in Region 3 today.

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