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Across the state, no new deaths from COVID-19 were reported by the Oregon Health Authority on Sunday or Monday.

The state’s death toll stands at 2,137.

No new deaths were reported by the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team Sunday or Monday either.

The county’s death toll stands at 51.

On Monday, Roseburg Public Schools announced a student at Hucrest Elementary School tested positive for COVID-19 and one class would need to go into quarantine.

Seniors 75 and older became eligible Monday for the COVID-19 vaccine, but supplies remained well short of demand.

Seniors who live in Douglas County are being asked to seek appointments for vaccinations with their regular doctors first. Other options include seeking a vaccination appointment at local pharmacies and health clinics that have signed up as vaccinators.

None of the clinics and pharmacies are offering walk-in appointments.

Younger seniors will become eligible in coming weeks. The response team estimates there are about 30,000 seniors in Douglas County but said it expects to receive only a small fraction of the doses needed to vaccinate them.

The Roseburg VA Medical Center and the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians are receiving vaccines separately.

Veterans can contact the Roseburg VA about vaccinations at 541-440-1000.

Members of the Cow Creek Band of the Umpqua Tribe of Indians can contact the tribe at 541-672-9405.

On Sunday, the response team reported 17 new cases. On Monday it reported 16 new cases.

Sixteen county residents are hospitalized with COVID-19, 12 locally and four out of the area.

Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 228 people with the illness who are in isolation and another 634 people who have been in contact with an infected person and are in quarantine.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 184 new cases Monday and 254 new cases Sunday.

About 7.5% of Douglas County residents have received at least one COVID-19 vaccination dose, according to the Oregon Health Authority’s statistics. Countywide, 8,453 people have been vaccinated, including 2,551 who have been fully vaccinated with both of the required doses.

Statewide, 677,194 vaccines have been given.

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

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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

The Oregon Health Authority published their school metrics report today indicating Douglas County has the 8th highest coronavirus case rate of Oregon’s 36 counties.

https://www.oregon.gov/oha/covid19/Documents/DataReports/Weekly-County-Metrics.pdf

Mike

Douglas County's case rate is currently higher than 6 of the 14 Oregon counties currently at the extreme risk level.

Mike

TUESDAY’S VACCINE UPDATE

Douglas County remains the second to last County in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. 8,558 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have received their first shot. 7.6% of Douglas County residents have been vaccinated compared to Oregon’s average of 11.6%. Only Columbia County at 7.3% has vaccinated a lower percentage of its residents than Douglas County.

Below is the updated percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today according to the Oregon Health Authority.

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

Wheeler-----------29.97

Deschutes--------15.63

Polk----------------14.36

Benton-----------13.85

Wallowa---------13.62

Sherman---------13.54

Harney-----------13.48

Lincoln-----------13.38

Jefferson--------12.60

Hood River------12.55

Baker-------------12.15

Multnomah-----12.03

Wasco------------12.00

OREGON---------11.45

Lane--------------11.29

Marion-----------11.15

Klamath---------11.08

Lake---------------10.94

Jackson----------10.78

Clackamas------10.19

Curry-------------10.17

Crook------------10.06

Linn---------------10.05

Yamhill------------9.84

Washington-----9.78

Tillamook--------9.63

Grant--------------9.59

Clatsop-----------9.52

Gilliam------------9.39

Coos---------------9.35

Union-------------9.26

Malhuer----------8.96

Josephine--------8.33

Morrow-----------7.96

Umatilla----------7.70

Douglas-----------7.63*********

Columbia---------7.31

The CDC (below link) indicates 862,205 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Oregon, which is enough to vaccinate 20.4% of all Oregon residents. 691,452 doses have been administered. 170,753 vaccine doses have NOT been administered. That’s an average of 4,743 doses sitting on the shelf in EVERY Oregon County that have yet to be administered.

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

Mike

39 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. That is almost 10% of all of the cases reported in Oregon and also represents a new RECORD for Douglas County with 191 cases reported over the last week. This brings Douglas County totals to 2,218 cases and 51 deaths.

Roseburg Veteran Affairs reported 0 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, keeping Roseburg VA totals at 216 cases and 7 deaths. Roseburg VA administered 107 vaccine doses since yesterday, bringing its total at 2,366 doses administered with 250 veterans have received both doses of vaccine according to the VA National website link below.

https://www.accesstocare.va.gov/Healthcare/COVID19NationalSummary

The Commissioners Response Team reported 333 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 296.7 today for Douglas County, which is greater than the maximum case rate of 200 required for in-dining restaurants, bars, theaters and health clubs to remain open.

The Commissioners Response Team reported 333 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,678 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 333 cases by 3,678 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 9.1% today.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 411 new coronavirus cases and 1 death today in Oregon. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 3.2% today.

Mike

The Oregon Health Authority tracks hospital statistics for seven different regions in Oregon. Region 3 consists of Douglas, Coos, Curry and Lane Counties. The OHA reported there are 10 ICU beds and 108 non-ICU beds available in Region 3 today. 32 coronavirus cases are hospitalized in Region 3 today. 13 are in ICU. There were 74 new coronavirus cases were reported in Region 3 today. Over half were from Douglas County.

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