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Rose Haven Nursing Center in Roseburg is struggling with a major COVID-19 outbreak. Fifty-two staff members and residents there have contracted the disease and one person has died.

The nursing home’s outbreak appeared in the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly outbreak report Thursday. The outbreak began Feb. 5.

Another new outbreak was reported at Chantele’s Loving Touch, a memory care home in Sutherlin. That outbreak, which began Feb. 9, has five cases and no deaths.

Keller Lumber in Roseburg has a new outbreak with 14 cases, the most recent Feb. 11.

Swanson Group Manufacturing in Glendale has a new outbreak involving 12 cases, the most recent from Feb. 13.

Roseburg VA Medical Center has seven cases in a new outbreak there, according to the outbreak report. The most recent case reported is from Feb. 9.

Bailey Veterinary Clinic in Roseburg has a newly reported outbreak with five cases, the most recent Jan. 30.

CHI Mercy Medical Center’s outbreak has grown by one case to 70, the most recent on Feb. 8.

SouthRiver Community Health Center in Winston added two cases bringing its total to nine, the most recent on Feb. 11.

Aviva Health’s outbreak remained at 11 cases, the most recent Jan. 29.

Huffman & Wright Logging Company in Canyonville remained at eight cases, the most recent Feb. 5.

Advanced Skin Center and Dermatology in Roseburg remained at five cases, the most recent Jan. 29.

Workplace outbreaks listed as active include those where there has been at least one case in the past 28 days.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 29 new cases and no new deaths Thursday.

Fourteen county residents are hospitalized with the illness, nine locally and five out of the area.

Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 273 people with the illness who are in isolation, as well as another 535 people who have had contact with an infected person and are in quarantine. That’s a total of 808 people.

Those groups include people impacted by three long-term care center outbreaks and multiple workplace outbreaks. Every one of the 13 public school districts in Douglas County has reported a COVID-19 outbreak.

Epidemiologists at Douglas Public Health Network have to reach out to more potential contacts from school cases than most other types of cases.

They’re seeing more multiple cases at schools than previously, suggesting more community spread of the virus, the response team said.

Douglas County Public Health Officer Bob Dannenhoffer said the cases aren’t necessarily being spread in the classroom. Many have instead been traced to social gatherings among students like play dates, study sessions and sleepovers.

“The spread is also due to the laxity across our county in the use of protective face coverings, washing hands and using hand sanitizer, keeping and maintaining physical distance from others, staying home when you are sick and avoiding large group gatherings,” the team said in a press release.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 466 new cases and six new deaths Thursday.

One of those deaths was a baby boy from Umatilla County, who tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday and died the same day at Kadlec Regional Medical Center in Richland, Washington.

“Every death from COVID-19 is a tragedy, even more so the death of a child,” Oregon Health Authority Health Officer and state epidemiologist Dean Sidelinger said in a press release.

“The death of an infant is extremely rare. This news represents a tremendous loss to the mother and family. My thoughts are with them during this difficult time,” he said.

According to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, only 1.3% of all cases have been reported among Oregonians 9 years old or younger.

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

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mworden

Women advised to wait four weeks after covid vaccine to get mammogram. Getting the vaccine can cause swollen lymph nodes, which is normal, but the lymph nodes can show up on the mammogram and look worrisome.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2cAAi_jTiyY

OregonHusker

Who are doing the vaccinations here? Today in Portland, 6000 vaccinations were scheduled to be done with help from the National Guard. Obviously Multnomah County is on the ball. I wonder if I can get a vaccine in a back room at Big O Tires.

Mike

Oregon COVID-19 risk levels are on track to maintain or drop for most counties next Tuesday according to data from the Oregon Health Authority. There are a few exceptions to the trend. Douglas County is one of those few exceptions, showing a rise in cases that will push it back into extreme risk restrictions requiring many businesses to close until cases improve.

https://www.polkio.com/news/covid-19-risk-levels-on-track-to-maintain-or-drop-for-most-oregon-counties/article_f5ded57e-7268-11eb-8ff2-e3985eedb394.html

Mike

SATURDAY’S VACCINE UPDATE

Good News. Douglas County passed Morrow County yesterday to become the fourth to last county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. 9,971 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have received their first shot. 8.9% of Douglas County residents have been vaccinated compared to Oregon’s average of 12.5%.

Below is the updated percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today and each county’s current risk level according to the Oregon Health Authority.

------------------------------------------Risk

COUNTY-------------%--------------Level

Wheeler-----------30.88----------Lower

Deschutes--------16.10-----------High

Wallowa----------15.61-----------Lower

Polk----------------15.56----------Extreme

Benton------------15.07-----------Extreme

Jefferson---------14.68-----------Extreme

Sherman----------14.39-----------Lower

Harney------------13.86-----------Lower

Lincoln------------13.77------------High

Hood River------13.41------------High

Lake---------------13.32----------Moderate

Multnomah-----13.07------------High

Baker-------------12.99-----------Lower

Wasco------------12.94-----------Extreme

OREGON---------12.51

Lane--------------12.25-----------Extreme

Marion-----------12.19----------Extreme

Klamath---------11.73------------High

Jackson----------11.64-----------Extreme

Crook------------11.54-----------Extreme

Clackamas------11.16------------High

Tillamook-------11.13-----------Lower

Gilliam-----------11.05-----------Lower

Washington----10.89------------High

Union------------10.85----------Extreme

Curry-------------10.66-----------Lower

Yamhill----------10.65-----------Extreme

Linn---------------10.46------------High

Coos--------------10.30----------Extreme

Clatsop----------10.11-------------High

Grant--------------9.96-----------Lower

Malhuer----------9.34----------Extreme

Josephine--------8.91----------Extreme

Douglas-----------8.88********High*****

Morrow-----------8.85----------Moderate

Umatilla----------7.93-----------Extreme

Columbia---------7.55-------------High

Despite the recent storms, CDC (below link) indicates 45,975 vaccine doses have been delivered to Oregon since yesterday and Oregon has received 83,025 doses in the last 5 days. This brings the total doses delivered to Oregon to 924,575. Of that, 781,200 doses have been administered. 143,375 doses have not been administered. The most doses administered in Oregon in one day were 25,786 on February 5. This means Oregon currently has a minimum of 6 days of vaccine supply left to be administered.

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

Mike

19 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. This brings Douglas County totals to 2,321 cases and 51 deaths.

Roseburg Veteran Affairs reported 3 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, bringing Roseburg VA totals to 223 cases and 8 deaths. Roseburg VA administered 0 vaccine doses since yesterday, keeping its total at 2,947 veterans having received their first doses and 390 veterans having 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 354 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 315.4 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 354 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,889 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 354 cases by 3,889 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 9.1% today.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 521 new coronavirus cases and 5 deaths today in Oregon. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 3.4% today.

Mike

The News-Review published an article on January 29 about County Commissioner Tom Kress taking a “deep dive” into the county’s financials because Douglas County "is in financial trouble." Since then, Douglas County has posted a job opening (below link) for a new Chief Financial Officer.

https://www.gfoa.org/jobs

There is also a job posting for “Deputy Finance Officer,” which appears to be a newly created $100,000 per year position. Currently there is no “Deputy Finance Officer” listed on the contacts page of the County’s finance department.

https://douglascounty-oregon.us/258/Management-Finance

Is there a shake-up going on in the finance department in Douglas County? Is that why Commissioner Kress is getting involved CFO’s job or is the CFO leaving because Commissioner Cress is getting involved in the CFO’s job? After suing her colleagues and former Douglas County Commissioner Gary Lief in 2017 for harassment and agreeing to a $140,000 settlement, it appears Douglas County Chief Financial Officer Jessica Hansen may be moving on. Or am I missing something?

https://www.nrtoday.com/news/government/douglas_county_government/larry-saccato-a-defendant-in-hansen-v-hartman-files-lawsuit-alleging-wrongful-initiation-of-civil/article_9f5b577a-47a1-547e-9602-bf5049bcb48d.html

st paddy

is there a black market for vaccine?

Mike

Coming to a black market near you: Covid-19 vaccine.

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/coming-black-market-near-you-covid-19-vaccine-n1253504

OregonHusker

Hmmm. She was given that job without the proper qualifications. They allowed her to go to school and learn while on the job. She should have showed more loyalty for a county who gave her a job she never should have had to begin with.

Mike

U.S. vaccine supply is poised to double in the coming weeks and months, according to an analysis by Bloomberg, allowing a broad expansion of doses administered across the country.

The current supply is about 10 million to 15 million doses a week. The number of vaccines delivered should rise to almost 20 million a week in March, more than 25 million a week in April and May, and over 30 million a week June. By summer, it would be enough to give 4.5 million shots a day.

What's going to be the next excuse our County Commissioners will have for why Douglas County vaccinations are soooo low compared to other counties in Oregon?

https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2021/02/national-coronavirus-vaccine-supply-expected-to-surge-according-to-analysis.html

Mike

State officials, "The winter storm, which delayed a shipment of 67,000 doses to Oregon this week, should not impact the state’s timeline."

"State official also said they expect to receive 12,800 additional doses weekly that will be sent directly to pharmacies and 6,000 new doses weekly for federally qualified health centers, doubling those allotments from the federal government...All told, Oregon officials say they expect 107,000 doses a week."

https://www.oregonlive.com/coronavirus/2021/02/oregon-to-announce-next-round-of-covid-vaccine-eligibility-feb-26.html

Mike

FRIDAY’S VACCINE UPDATE

Douglas County remains the third to last county in Oregon for vaccinating its residents. 9,646 of Douglas County’s 112,251 residents have received their first shot. 8.6% of Douglas County residents have been vaccinated compared to Oregon’s average of 12.3%. Only Columbia County at 7.5% and Umatilla County at 7.9% have vaccinated a lower percentage of its residents than Douglas County.

Below is the updated percentage of residents vaccinated in each Oregon County today and each county’s current risk level according to the Oregon Health Authority.

------------------------------------------Risk

COUNTY-------------%--------------Level

Wheeler-----------30.88----------Lower

Deschutes--------16.02-----------High

Wallowa---------15.58-----------Lower

Polk----------------15.27----------Extreme

Benton-----------14.96-----------Extreme

Sherman---------14.33-----------Lower

Harney-----------13.83-----------Lower

Lincoln-----------13.75------------High

Jefferson--------13.33-----------Extreme

Lake--------------13.22----------Moderate

Baker-------------12.90-----------Lower

Hood River------12.85------------High

Wasco------------12.85-----------Extreme

Multnomah-----12.75------------High

OREGON---------12.27

Lane--------------12.12-----------Extreme

Marion-----------11.87----------Extreme

Klamath---------11.64------------High

Crook------------11.49-----------Extreme

Jackson----------11.34-----------Extreme

Tillamook-------10.97-----------Lower

Clackamas------10.86------------High

Gilliam-----------10.85-----------Lower

Washington----10.57------------High

Yamhill----------10.54-----------Extreme

Linn---------------10.42------------High

Curry-------------10.32-----------Lower

Clatsop----------10.09-------------High

Coos--------------10.15----------Extreme

Union-------------9.93----------Extreme

Grant--------------9.85-----------Lower

Malhuer----------9.27----------Extreme

Morrow-----------8.87----------Moderate

Josephine--------8.79----------Extreme

Douglas-----------8.59********High*****

Umatilla----------7.90-----------Extreme

Columbia---------7.51-------------High

Despite the recent storms, CDC (below link) indicates 878,600 doses of vaccine were delivered to Oregon on February 17. 755,652 doses have been administered. 122,948 doses have not been administered. The most doses Oregon administered in one day were 25,786. This means Oregon currently has 5 days of vaccine supply left to be administered.

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

Mike

Today’s press release (below link) from the County Commissioners said;

“Douglas County Local Public Health has received a total of 6,500 COVID-19 first dose vaccines from the State of Oregon to date…Unfortunately, this number is the same as last week, as Oregon’s allotment of COVID-19 vaccines did not arrive this week from the Federal Government because of…severe winter weather across the nation. “

Douglas County received the last 2,000 doses of its total 6,500 doses nine days ago on February 10. According to the CDC, 77,475 vaccine doses have been delivered to Oregon since February 10. The latest delivery of 16,395 doses from the CDC to Oregon occurred two days ago.

If the 77,475 doses Oregon received since February 10 were split equally between Oregon’s 36 counties, Douglas County should have received another 2,152 doses of vaccine.

http://douglaspublichealthnetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/2-19-2021-DCCRT-DAILY-UPDATE-COVID-19.pdf

Mike

20 new coronavirus cases were reported in today’s press release from the County Commissioners Coronavirus Task Force. This brings Douglas County totals to 2,302 cases and 51 deaths.

Roseburg Veteran Affairs reported 2 new coronavirus cases since yesterday, bringing Roseburg VA totals at 220 cases and 8 deaths. Roseburg VA administered 146 vaccine doses since yesterday, bringing its total at 2,947 doses administered with 390 veterans having 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 348 coronavirus cases over the past two weeks which calculates to a 14-day case rate of 310.0 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.

Mike

The Commissioners Response Team reported 348 coronavirus cases and the OHA reported Douglas County received 3,929 test results over the past two weeks. Dividing 348 cases by 3,929 test results gives Douglas County a 14-day positive test rate of 8.9% today.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 477 new coronavirus cases and 0 deaths today in Oregon. Oregon’s 7-day positive test rate is 3.2% today.

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 17 ICU beds and 129 non-ICU beds available in Region 3 today. 36 coronavirus cases are hospitalized in Region 3 today. 12 are in ICU. There were 88 new coronavirus cases reported in Region 3 today.

Mike

Douglas County Public Health Network Chief Medical Officer Dr. Dannenhoffer claims in this article to know coronavirus has spread in Douglas County “due to the laxity across our county in the use of protective face coverings, washing hands and using hand sanitizer.”

Yet just two days ago, Douglas County Commissioner Tim Freeman, who is leading the County’s Coronavirus Task Force, was quoted saying he didn’t know what was causing the recent increase in Douglas County cases, though claiming to know it wasn’t from bars and restaurants.

So which is it? Are the increased coronavirus cases due to “laxity” of residents or is that just your “go to“ excuse to blame the residents when you really don’t know?

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