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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is investigating the case of an Oregon woman who died of a rare blood clot after receiving the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. She had received the shot before the vaccines were paused due to similar incidents in six other women around the country who received the vaccine. One of those women also died. All six were younger than the Oregon woman, with ages ranging from 18 to 48.

State public health officials alerted the CDC to the case.

The woman was in her 50s, the Oregon Health Authority said in a press release. The release did not say what county she lived in.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported five new cases Thursday.

Seven county residents are currently hospitalized with the illness, three locally and four out of the area.

Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 80 people with COVID-19 who are in isolation as well as another 152 people who have been in contact with an infected person and are in quarantine.

The Douglas Public Health Network, Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Aviva Health will host another drive-thru vaccination clinic Saturday at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. Preregistration is required. All county residents 16 and older are eligible.

The online form is available at https://tinyurl.com/2n27dped, or by going to douglaspublichealthnetwork.org and clicking on the sign-up link in the red bubble box on the home page.

Those without online access can call 541-671-3646 and leave a voicemail message. A volunteer will call back to get you signed up.

Spanish speakers can call the Spanish Help Line at 541-671-1355.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 993 new cases and one new death Thursday.

Oregon has now administered a total of 1,398,442 doses of Pfizer, 1,172,051 doses of Moderna and 91,160 doses of Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines.

A total of 1,091,777 state residents have been fully vaccinated, and 1,658,130 have had at least one dose.

In Douglas County, 23,586 people have been fully vaccinated and another 8,064 are awaiting a second shot.

About 28.2% of Douglas County residents have now received at least one vaccine. The county continues to lag behind most in the state, though. Close to 42% of Lane County residents have received at least one shot. Other surrounding counties include Coos at 37.8%, Curry at 37.7%, Josephine at 30.6%, Jackson at 32.5% and Klamath at 29.2%.

Counties with lower vaccination rates than Douglas include Lake, Malheur, Umatilla and Gilliam Counties.

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Carisa Cegavske is the senior reporter for The News-Review. She can be reached at ccegavske@nrtoday.com or 541-957-4213. Follow her on Twitter @carisa_cegavske

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Mike

SUNDAY’S VACCINE UPDATE

Douglas County Commissioner Chris Boice is leading the effort for Douglas County to be the worst county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. Commissioner Boice encourages and defends Douglas County residents who choose to not be vaccinated. As a result, Douglas County has now dropped to the fourth from last county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. Only three other counties in Oregon have vaccinated a lower percentage of their residents.

28.7% of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have received their first shot and 21.8% of residents are fully vaccinated. This significantly lags Oregon’s average of 40.9% and the U.S average of 42.2% having received their first dose and 27.6% of Oregonians and 28.5% of Americans fully vaccinated.

Below is the updated percentage of residents who have received their first dose in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

COUNTY-------------%

Lincoln-------------50.79

Benton-------------51.77

Hood River--------49.14

Deschutes---------45.43

Lane----------------43.81

Tillamook---------43.50

United States----42.20*****

Multnomah------41.41

Clatsop------------41.85

Washington------41.02

OREGON----------40.88*****

Polk-----------------40.53

Wheeler-----------40.47

Wallowa----------39.69

Clackamas--------39.03

Coos---------------38.62

Curry--------------38.42

Wasco-------------37.72

Sherman----------37.59

Yamhill------------36.60

Jefferson----------35.10

Marion------------34.50

Jackson-----------33.74

Linn----------------33.39

Baker--------------32.83

Josephine--------31.48

Grant--------------31.03

Crook-------------30.92

Klamath----------30.35

Columbia--------30.11

Morrow----------29.84

Harney-----------29.40

Gilliam-----------29.08

Union-------------28.87

Douglas----------28.73*******

Lake---------------25.83

Malhuer---------23.94

Umatilla---------23.24

Mike

Only FIVE people received their first shot on Sunday April 25 according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Mike

The Oregon Health Authority reported Douglas County's 69th coronavirus death today. Miraculously, the County Commissioners Coronavirus Response Team is NOW reporting 69 deaths after catching up all in one day.

Douglas County is THE MOST LETHAL county in Oregon for counties with populations over 26,000 people. 2.3% of Douglas County coronavirus cases have resulted in death.

Mike

ANOTHER Douglas County coronavirus death UNREPORTED by the County Commissioners Coronavirus Response Team. The Oregon Health Authority reported (below link) Douglas County's 68th death today, the second day in a row a Douglas County death went unreported by the Commissioners Response Team.

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/2d0a658

Mike

Another Douglas County Death went unreported today by the County Commissioners Coronavirus Response team. According tot he Oregon Health Authority:

"Douglas County's 67th COVID-19 death is a 58-year-old man from Douglas County who became symptomatic on April 12 after contact with a confirmed case and died on April 20 at his residence. He had underlying conditions."

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/ORDHS/bulletins/2d04308

Mike

The 58-year-old man was the youngest coronavirus death in Douglas County.

Mike

The number of U.S. cases of serious blood clots linked to Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 shot has now risen to 15 which is more than double from last week.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/health/medical/rare-jandj-vaccine-linked-clot-cases-more-than-double-to-15/ar-BB1fYPcB?li=BBnb7Kz

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