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Wednesday was another tough pandemic day for Douglas County.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 37 new cases and one new death Wednesday.

An 89-year-old man was diagnosed Jan. 24 and died Tuesday. He was the 51st county resident to die of the disease.

No active outbreaks at local care facilities appeared on the state’s weekly outbreak list Wednesday.

New on the workplace outbreak list this week was Huffman & Wright Logging Company in Canyonville, with eight cases between Jan. 24 and Feb. 5.

SouthRiver Community Health Center in Winston added two cases to its outbreak, bringing its total to seven, the most recent was Feb. 3.

CHI Mercy Medical Center’s latest outbreak increased by three cases to 69, the most recent Jan. 31.

Aviva Health in Roseburg added one new case, bringing its total to 11. The most recent case was Jan. 29.

Advanced Skin Center and Dermatology had no new cases and remained at five, the most recent being Jan. 29.

Workplace outbreaks listed as active include those where there has been at least one case in the past 28 days.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team continues to urge patience for seniors 80 and over who are now eligible for vaccinations. Not all of the providers who have agreed to give vaccines have vaccines to give yet.

Seniors are encouraged to first reach out to their regular health care providers. If they are not planning to give vaccinations, the next step would be to contact a pharmacy that has signed up to be a vaccinator.

Seniors 75 and older will become eligible on Monday, with the eligibility age decreasing to 70 on Feb. 22 and to 65 on March 1.

The Oregon Health Authority reported Wednesday that new cases, hospitalizations and deaths all declined statewide from the previous week, with new cases showing a 15% decrease.

There were 555 new cases and 13 new deaths statewide Wednesday.

Statewide, 604,215 vaccines have been given and 821,150 doses have been delivered to sites across the state, the health authority said.

In Douglas County, 7,231 vaccinations have been given.

To date, Douglas County public health has received 6,500 vaccine doses and deployed them to local vaccinators. That figure doesn’t include vaccines sent directly from the federal or state government to sites like the Roseburg VA Medical Center, CHI Mercy Medical Center, Emergency Medical Services, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians or local pharmacies.

The county operates a COVID-19 hotline from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. seven days a week at 541-464-6550.

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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

A RECORD 44 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. 116 new cases have been reported in just the last three days. This brings Douglas County totals to 2,108 cases and 51 deaths.

Roseburg Veteran Affairs reported 5 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, bringing Roseburg VA totals to 209 cases and 7 deaths. Roseburg VA administered 282 vaccine doses since yesterday, bringing its total to 2,254 doses administered with 60 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 267 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 237.9 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 remain open.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 267 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,702 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 267 cases by 3,702 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 7.2% today.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 183 new coronavirus cases and 2 deaths today. The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 952 cases and 11 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 607 new coronavirus cases and 12 deaths today in Oregon. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 3.4% 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 12 ICU beds and 140 non-ICU beds available in Region 3 today. 30 coronavirus cases are hospitalized in Region 3 today. 12 are in ICU. There were 121 new coronavirus cases were reported in Region 3 today.

Mike

Douglas County is STILL the WORST county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. ONLY 7,512 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have been vaccinated. This is a mere 6.7% of Douglas County residents compared to Oregon’s average of 10.8% residents vaccinated. No county has vaccinated a lower percentage of its residents than Douglas County.

Below is the updated percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

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

Wheeler----------28.16

Deschutes--------15.20

Polk----------------13.66

Wallowa---------13.54

Benton-----------13.40

Harney-----------13.30

Sherman---------12.70

Hood River------12.37

Multnomah-----11.51

Jefferson--------11.30

Lincoln-----------11.23

Wasco-----------10.90

OREGON--------10.80

Lake--------------10.67

Marion----------10.61

Lane---------------9.78

Jackson-----------9.77

Crook--------------9.76

Clackamas-------9.71

Klamath----------9.71

Linn----------------9.58

Washington-----9.44

Baker--------------9.36

Yamhill-----------9.19

Tillamook--------8.78

Grant--------------8.74

Gilliam------------8.69

Union-------------8.67

Clatsop-----------8.51

Curry--------------8.30

Morrow-----------7.82

Malhuer----------7.80

Coos---------------7.65

Josephine--------7.35

Umatilla----------7.05

Columbia---------7.02

Douglas-----------6.69*********

Our County Commissioners untruthfully 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 NOT an issue for the rest of Oregon, with some counties having vaccinated many much higher percentages of their residents. Moreover, the CDC (below link) indicates 831,350 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon. Oregon has enough to vaccinate 19.7% of all Oregon residents. But Only 623,907 doses have been administered to date. This means Oregon has 207,443 vaccine doses that have NOT been administered. That’s an average of 5,762 doses sitting on the shelf in EVERY Oregon County that have yet to be administered.

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

Mike

Since Douglas County Public Health Network received 1,900 doses of vaccine eight days ago on February 3, only 1,391 doses have been administered throughout Douglas County according to the Oregon Health Authority. And yesterday, DPHN received another 2,000 doses of vaccine. What are they waiting for?

This is just the vaccine delivered to DPHN and doesn't include vaccines sent directly from the federal or state government to Roseburg VA Hospital, Mercy Medical Center, Emergency Medical Services, the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe of Indians or local pharmacies.

Douglas County is the worse county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents and we are NOT being told the truth by our leaders. Already 10 Douglas County residents have died who were diagnosed with coronavirus AFTER December 16 when vaccinations began.

Mike

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance that people who have been fully vaccinated for the coronavirus no longer need to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who is infected with COVID-19.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/cdc-fully-vaccinated-people-don-t-need-to-quarantine-after-covid-exposure/ar-BB1dAVmM?li=BBorjTa

Mike

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The Hill logoCDC: Fully vaccinated people don't need to quarantine after COVID exposure

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued new guidance that people who have been fully vaccinated for the coronavirus no longer need to quarantine if they are exposed to someone who is infected with COVID-19.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/cdc-fully-vaccinated-people-don-t-need-to-quarantine-after-covid-exposure/ar-BB1dAVmM?li=BBorjTa

OregonHusker

The funny thing is nobody noticed that the Dallas Mavericks stopped playing the anthem until they began playing it again.

Mike

About 40% of the USA's coronavirus deaths could have been prevented, a new Lancet Commission report has found.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/roughly-40percent-of-the-usas-coronavirus-deaths-could-have-been-prevented-new-study-says/ar-BB1dAznj?li=BBnb7Kz

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