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Another Douglas County resident has died of COVID-19.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported Wednesday that an 84-year-old woman was diagnosed Nov. 21 and died Jan. 4.

No additional information was released about the woman.

This was the county’s 43rd death from COVID-19.

The team also reported 26 new cases Wednesday.

Eight county residents are currently hospitalized with the disease, six locally and two out of the area.

Rose Haven nursing home joined the COVID-19 outbreak list this week with three cases. CHI Mercy Medical Center added six new cases, bringing its workplace outbreak total to 67.

Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority reported 1,346 new cases and 41 new deaths Wednesday.

Oregonians have received 129,782 doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

Douglas County had received 400 COVID-19 vaccines as of Tuesday, with all of those having been administered at six local medical clinics. The vaccines have been given so far to health care workers, who are in the 1a category for receiving vaccines.

Additional vaccines have been sent to organizations separate from the county. Among those are the Roseburg Veterans Affairs Medical Center, which is currently vaccinating health care staff but not yet veterans, local hospitals, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians and emergency medical services.

Douglas County Public Health Officer Bob Dannenhoffer will hold another question and answer session on Facebook Live at 4 p.m. Friday. The show will appear on the Douglas Public Health Network Facebook page.

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We are just she-people! Believe what is said and not the facts. Be wary!


1,659 out of 112,251 people in Douglas County have been vaccinated as of yesterday. 118 of those have received both the first and second dose. It has taken Douglas County nearly one month to vaccinate 1.48% of its residents. That is fewer residents than just about every county in Oregon. Only 3 Oregon counties have vaccinated fewer residents than Douglas County. Wheeler County has vaccinated over 10% of their residents. Below is the percentage of residents vaccinated in each of the 6 counties surrounding Douglas County.

Klamath County – 3.21%

Coos County – 3.01%

Curry County – 2.70%

Lane County – 2.38%

Jackson County – 2.20%

Douglas County – 1.47%

Josephine County – 1.46%

All of this information is provided by the Oregon Health Authority on their vaccine dashboard. Unfortunately, the News-Review spam filter will not let me publish the link. However, you can get to it by going to the below link and scrolling down one half page and click on “Vaccination Trends.” Compare how poorly Douglas County is doing compared to the other counties around it.


14 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. This brings Douglas County totals to 1,636 cases and 43 deaths.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 242 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 215.6 today for Douglas County, which is GREATER than the maximum case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to reopen.

The County Commissioners Coronavirus Response Team reported 242 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 2,963 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 242 cases by 2,963 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 8.2% today.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 226 new coronavirus cases today and 3 deaths. The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 1,914 cases and 33 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 1,137 new coronavirus cases and 29 deaths today in Oregon. 169 Oregonians have died from coronavirus over the past week. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 6.9% 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 10 ICU beds and 143 non-ICU beds available in Region 3 today. 45 coronavirus cases are hospitalized in Region 3 today. 12 are in ICU. There were 119 new coronavirus cases reported in Region 3 today.


If you catch coronavirus in Douglas County, your chances of dying are higher than just about every other county in Oregon. 2.7% of residents in Douglas County who catch coronavirus die. That is higher than all but two counties (Wallowa - 3 deaths and Wheeler - 1 death) in Oregon.


The home page of the News-Review has a published graph falsely indicating Douglas County has 1,394 coronavirus cases when it actually has 1,622 coronavirus cases.

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