The Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team reported 78 new cases of the coronavirus, the first time the county has seen double-digit positive and presumptive cases since Aug. 29, when there were 92 such cases.
There were three deaths of county residents due to COVID-19 complications reported over the weekend. A 68-year-old man who was diagnosed Aug. 22 reportedly died Thursday. He was unvaccinated, according to the Douglas Public Health Network.
A 54-year-old unvaccinated man died Friday, as did a fully vaccinated 62-year-old woman.
As of Monday, 77 Douglas County residents were receiving local hospital care to treat their symptoms, while 33 were being treated out of the area. Eighteen patients were being cared for in CHI Mercy Medical Center’s intensive care unit while another 16 were in the progressive care unit. Mercy was utilizing 20 ventilators, while another 14 patients were receiving breathing assistance from non-invasive ventilation.
The county’s COVID-19 recovery team reported 149 new positive and presumptive cases Saturday and 128 Sunday.
There 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.