The Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team announced 426 new positive and presumptive cases of the coronavirus from Saturday to Monday, as well as announcing seven deaths of Douglas County residents due to complications from the illness.
The team said there were 148 positive cases reported Saturday, 92 on Sunday and 186 Monday. Saturday marked a high of 104 county residents hospitalized with COVID-19, 85 of which were being cared for locally. Of the 19 being cared for out of the area, two remained out-of-state for specialized care not available locally.
As of Monday’s report, 97 county residents were receiving hospital care, 88 of whom were reportedly unvaccinated against the coronavirus. More than 68% of patients at CHI Mercy Medical Center were receiving treatment for symptoms due to COVID-19. Of those, 13 were in the hospital’s intensive care unit, 15 were on ventilators and 19 required the assistance of a CPAP — continuous positive airway pressure — machine.
Six of the seven deaths were reportedly unvaccinated, including a 56-year-old woman who was diagnosed Wednesday and died the same day. Another victim of COVID-19 died Sunday, and the presence of the coronavirus was discovered post-mortem.
Through Monday, there have been 8,643 positive cases of the coronavirus detected by local health officials, and 134 Douglas County have died as a result of COVID-19.
The Oregon Health Authority announced 5,545 new positive and presumptive cases between Friday and Sunday, as well as 40 deaths, raising the state’s death toll due to COVID-19 to 3,155.