There have been 284 new positive and presumptive cases of COVID-19 and six deaths of county residents since Monday, the Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team reported Wednesday.
As of Wednesday, there were 108 county residents hospitalized with the coronavirus, 77 locally and 31 outside Douglas County. Two county residents are receiving specialized care out of state, as their level of care currently is not available in Oregon.
At CHI Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg, 61% of the hospital’s patients are being treated for the coronavirus.
The team reported 137 new cases Tuesday and another 147 Wednesday, pushing the county’s total number of COVID-19 cases to 8,927 since the pandemic began in March 2020.
Among the six deaths was a fully vaccinated 83-year-old man who died Sunday.
A 54-year-old man and 64-year-old woman reportedly died Monday, while a 64-year-old woman, a 68-year-old man and a 55-year-old man died Tuesday. None of the victims were vaccinated, according to Wednesday’s report.
As of Wednesday, of the patients being treated at Mercy, 11 were in the intensive care unit and another 23 were in the hospital’s progressive care unit. Ten patients were on ventilators, while 21 were receiving non-invasive ventilation to support their breathing.
Over the same two-day period, the Oregon Health Authority reported 2,414 new positive and presumptive COVID-19 cases Tuesday and 2,827 Wednesday. More startling, however, were the 66 deaths the state reported in that same period, pushing the statewide death toll to 3,221.
WEEKLY OUTBREAK REPORTDouglas County saw a number of additions to the health authority’s senior and congregate living, workplace and K-12 outbreak lists in Wednesday’s report.
Four senior, assisted and/or congregate living facilities in Douglas County were added to the weekly list, which also including four facilities adding new cases and two reporting COVID-19-related deaths:
- Bridgewood Rivers Assisted Living, Roseburg added four cases (for a total of 13), with its first onset reported Aug. 4; one death
- Rose Haven Nursing Center, Roseburg (July 30), saw no new additional cases (17 total) but reported two deaths
- Umpqua Valley Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Roseburg (July 7), remained at five reported cases
- Timber Town Living, Sutherlin (Aug. 16), added three new cases (19 total)
- Ashley Manor, Roseburg (Aug. 18) was a new addition to the list with three cases
- Brookdale Roseburg (Aug. 20), a retirement community, was a new addition to the list with three cases
- Roseburg VA Medical Center River House (Aug. 20) added one new case (seven total)
- Riverview Terrace, Roseburg (Aug. 20) was a new addition to the list with three cases
- The Pines at the Landing, Roseburg (Aug. 20), added four new cases (seven total)
- Adams House Assisted Living, Myrtle Creek (Aug. 24), was a new addition to the list with nine cases
Two Roseburg businesses were added to the health authority’s workplace outbreak report, while four Roseburg Forest Products plants saw additional cases added to their tally.
Walmart and Sherm’s Thunderbird were added to the collection of Douglas County businesses on the workplace outbreak list. Walmart reported 12 total cases, with its latest case reported Aug. 23. Sherm’s had six total cases, with the last reported Aug. 20.
At Roseburg Forest Products, the Riddle plywood plant added one case for 37 total, the last reported Aug. 22. The Dillard lumber plant (Aug. 23) added three cases for a total of 30, the Dillard plywood plant (Aug. 23) added two for a total of 27, and Riddle engineered wood (Aug. 25) saw eight new cases for a total of 25.
The Douglas County Jail (Aug. 21) added one case to 20 total, and South River Community Health Center in Winston (Aug. 21) added one case for nine total.
TMS Call Center in Roseburg (23, Aug. 11), Ingram Book Company (18, Aug. 14), Costco Wholesale (17, Aug. 17), Applebee’s (seven, Aug. 5), UPS in Green (seven, Aug. 5), Umpqua Dairy (six, Aug. 5) and Fred Meyer (five, Aug. 8) had no additional cases in this week’s report.
There was no change in the Roseburg School District on its previous confirmed cases at Roseburg High School, Fir Grove Elementary, Hucrest Elementary, Jo Lane Middle School and Melrose Elementary. However, Eastwood Elementary in Roseburg had one staff member or volunteer return a positive COVID-19 test, adding that school to the state’s K-12 report on Aug. 25. Myrtle Creek Elementary also had one staff or volunteer test positive, with that case reported Aug. 14.
GETTING VACCINATEDThere are a number of available resources for those wishing to start or complete a COVID-19 vaccination, including the county’s COVID-19 hotline at 541-464-6500.
Aviva Health and the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians are both offering drive-thru vaccination and testing clinics. The Aviva clinic is located at 4221 NE Stephens St. and is available to anyone ages 12 and older, although those between the ages of 12-14 years old require parental or guardian consent to get the vaccine. The Cow Creek mobile unit is located across from the tribe’s main offices at 2360 NE Stephens St. and is open to anyone 18 and older.
No appointment is needed at either clinic.
Residents living in coastal Douglas County can call the Lower Umpqua Hospital District’s COVID-19 center for vaccine information at 541-271-2175.
Veterans can contact the Roseburg VA Health Care System at 541-440-1000 to schedule an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine.
Douglas County Senior Services can help seniors find testing and vaccine resources by calling 541-440-3677.