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Douglas County saw 30 positive and presumptive COVID-19 cases between Saturday and Monday, a decline from the previous week.

The county also saw its 79th death as a result of the coronavirus, a 71-year-old man who was diagnosed May 16 and died Sunday.

The average of 10 positive cases per day was lower than the middle of last week, when there were 53 cases reported between Wednesday and Friday.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 15 new positive cases Saturday, five new cases Sunday and 10 in its Monday report. As of Monday, 10 county residents were receiving hospital care for the coronavirus, three locally and seven out of the area.

South Umpqua School District announced Monday that two of the people who tested positive were connected to Coffenberry Middle School in Myrtle Creek and another person with the virus was connected to South Umpqua High School in Tri City.

The Douglas Public Health Network is presently monitoring 189 positive patients in isolation as well as 430 people in quarantine.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 125 new positive and presumptive cases Monday.

The Douglas County Tiger Team is bringing free COVID-19 vaccines directly to rural areas via mobile medical vans.

Free pop-up vaccine clinics will be held from 8 a.m. to noon and 1 to 4 p.m. Tuesday at Orenco Systems, 814 Airway Ave., Sutherlin; from 1 to 4 p.m. Wednesday at Oakland City Hall, 637 NE Locust St.; and from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at the Glide Rural Fire Station, 18910 N. Umpqua Highway.

The Tiger Team will travel to businesses, fire departments, farms or towns to provide pop-up clinics. More information is available at 541-670-3110 or at the COVID-19 Hotline at 541-464-6550.

Aviva Health operates a dedicated COVID-19 vaccination clinic at 4221 NE Stephens St., Suite 101 in Roseburg, across from its main Roseburg clinic near Costco. It offers free vaccines by appointment to residents 12 and older. To schedule an appointment, contact 541-672-9596.

Donovan Brink can be reached at and 541-957-4219.

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After all of the lies, Fauci might just be going to jail soon.


21 of Oregon's 36 counties will be in the "lower" risk category starting Friday, allow each of those counties to significantly reduce its COVID-19 restrictions.

After 18 new coronavirus cases reported today, Douglas County is NOT one of those 21 low risk counties and remains one of the few Oregon counties to still be listed in the "high" risk category.


The below link provides the two week risk level for each Oregon county starting this upcoming Friday.


22,013 more Douglas County residents over the age of 16 years must be vaccinated to reach the 65% required to move to the "lower" risk category according to the OHA. Jackson County is the ONLY county in Oregon requiring more people (25,779) be vaccinated to reach their 65% goal.

The state Oregon Health Authority ALERT IIS system was updated last weekend to include Tribal Site vaccinations, but still does not include vaccinations administered at Veteran Affairs locations.

After last weekend's update to the ALERT IIS update to include Tribal site vaccination, the County Commissioners Coronavirus Response Team announced today that an "adjustment" downward of 981 vaccinations was made to their previous claim that 3,035 Douglas County residents had been vaccinated at Tribal sites. The Commissioner's Task Force did not say whether this was due to a double counting error or because they had previously included non-residents in their total.

I suspect the error will be profoundly greater when the Veteran Affair numbers are eventually added into the ALERT IIS system.


That's a substantial adjustment. Makes you wonder how much of an adjustment needs to be made to the VA numbers. I bet you "ghost" won't like seeing that.

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