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The Douglas County COVID-19 Response team reported 10 new cases Sunday and 11 new cases Monday.

There were no new deaths reported.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 799 new cases Sunday and 666 new cases Monday.

The state reported three new deaths Monday and one new death Sunday.

The Oregon Health Authority reported the state continues to meet its 12,000 vaccinations per day goal. To date, 216,925 vaccinations have been given. In Douglas County, 2,349 people have been vaccinated so far.

For the most up-to-date information on where to get the vaccine once you become eligible for it, contact vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org.

Douglas County also operates a COVID-19 hotline at 541-464-6550.

The county is working to increase the number of vaccinators that will be able to get people vaccinated.

“(W)e encourage you to contact your Doctor, Physician, Family Practitioner or the Medical Office you frequent and encourage them to sign up as a vaccinator, so you can possibly go to them for the vaccine once it is available,” the response team said in a press release.

The vaccinations are still being given only to members of priority group 1a, which includes health care workers, first responders and nursing home residents and staff.

The state plans to move next to offering vaccinations to teachers, possibly as early as Jan. 25. After that, possibly by Feb. 8, people 80 and older will be eligible to receive the vaccination. Seniors younger than 80 will become eligible in a series of age-based waves after that.

The speed with which the supply of vaccines will become available to fill the demand remains unknown.

“While we are seeing high local demand for the vaccine, unfortunately the supply chain of vaccines has not caught up to the current demand. We continue to submit requests to OHA daily for more vaccines to be sent to Douglas County, so we can move forward with vaccinations for everyone that is eligible,” the response team said.

Six county residents are currently hospitalized with the illness, five locally and one out of the area. Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 513 people who are in isolation with the illness or quarantining because they’ve had contact with an infected person.

Reporter Carisa Cegavske can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213.

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Mike

8 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. This brings Douglas County totals to 1,698 cases and 43 deaths.

Roseburg’s Veteran Affairs reported 4 new coronavirus case since yesterday, bringing Roseburg’s VA totals to 182 cases and 5 deaths.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 224 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 199.6 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 reopen.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 224 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,295 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 224 cases by 3,295 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 6.8% today.

The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 162 new coronavirus cases today and 2 deaths today. The six counties surrounding Douglas County reported 1,409 cases and 28 deaths over the past week.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 617 new coronavirus cases and 5 deaths today in Oregon. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 5.1% today.

Mike

Douglas County is STILL the WORST County in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. Douglas County has vaccinated a mere 2.2% of its residents which is the lowest in Oregon. No other County in Oregon has vaccinated a lower percentage of its residents than Douglas County.

A mere 37 people were vaccinated in Douglas County yesterday. Almost every one of them received their second dose after previously being vaccinated with their first dose. A total of 2,187 people have been vaccinated since Douglas County received its first 1,595 doses 34 days ago on December 16.

Oregon has received 339,950 doses of vaccine according to the CDC (below link). That is enough vaccine to vaccinate over 8% of Oregon residents. So far, Oregon has administered 225,065 doses to 197,458 people. 114,855 unused doses remain in Oregon. At Oregon’s target vaccination rate of 12,000 doses per day, Oregon has over 11 days of vaccine inventory before it runs out, contrary to what our County Commissioners claim.

Below is the percentage of residents vaccinated in each of the 6 counties surrounding Douglas County.

Coos County ----------4.29%

Lane County ----------3.58%

Klamath County ------3.62%

Jackson County ------3.34%

Curry County ---------3.27%

Josephine County ---2.20%

Douglas County ------2.17%

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.

https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

Mike

Los Angeles County opened five large-scale coronavirus vaccination sites on Tuesday morning, with plans to inoculate 20,000 people daily. On Thursday, LA County plans to extend the vaccine to residents 65 and older. Those eligible to receive the vaccine must make an appointment online and be prepared to show proof that they are employed as a healthcare worker or over 65 years of age. Eligibility is verified at the sites.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/l-a-county-opens-5-vaccine-sites-plans-to-reach-20-000-people-daily/ar-BB1cTPBT?li=BBnbcA1

mworden

We've heard that there is at least 1 (and possibly 2) large church outbreaks. Does anyone have information on this?

Mike

7 people were vaccinated in Douglas County yesterday, bringing its total to 2,349 doses administered since Douglas County received its first 1,595 doses on December 16. It took Douglas County over a month to administer the vaccine to 2.1% of its 112,251 residents. At this rate, it will take over 10 years for everyone in Douglas County to receive their two doses.

Of the 7 people who were vaccinated yesterday, 5 of those people received their second dose. In reality, only 2 people received their first vaccination yesterday. 169 people have received both of their two doses in Douglas County. That means 2,349 doses may have been administered in Douglas County, but only 2,180 people (1.8%) have received the vaccine.

Douglas County is the WORST County in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. No other County has vaccinated a lower percentage of its residents than Douglas County. Seven counties in Oregon have vaccinated over 6% of their residents. Below is the percentage of residents vaccinated in each of the 6 counties surrounding Douglas County.

Coos County -----------4.29%

Lane County ----------3.41%

Klamath County ------3.36%

Jackson County ------3.21%

Curry County ---------3.06%

Josephine County ---2.14%

Douglas County ------2.09%

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.

https://govstatus.egov.com/OR-OHA-COVID-19

Mike

Coronavirus cases in Israel are finally beginning to decline from record highs after it vaccinated 27% of its population.

Israel received their first doses of vaccine one week AFTER Douglas County received its first 1,595 doses. Yet, Israel was able to vaccinate 27% of its residents and Douglas County has only vaccinated 2.1% of its residents.

Mike

Meant to post this link with my last comment.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/coronavirus-cases-in-israel-are-finally-beginning-to-decline-from-record-highs-after-it-vaccinated-27-of-its-population/ar-BB1cRKPX

Mike

Oregon has received 335,075 doses of vaccine according to the CDC (below link). That is enough vaccine to vaccinate 7.9% of all Oregon residents. So far, Oregon has vaccinated 192,549 people. 118,151 unused doses remain in Oregon.

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

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