While positive coronavirus cases saw a significant drop Sunday and Monday, the Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team announced seven new deaths in its Monday report.
Three of those deaths were reportedly from earlier in September, including a 32-year-old man who died Sept. 5 and indications of the coronavirus were discovered post-mortem. Of the seven deaths reported Monday, six were reportedly unvaccinated.
“We thoroughly scrutinize and investigate all deaths and review all medical records to make sure that everyone we report has met the requirements for a COVID-19-related death as per the Oregon Disease Investigative Guidelines for COVID-19,” the team said in Monday’s release.
After reporting 169 new positive and presumptive cases Saturday, the team announced that there were just 14 such cases Sunday and 38 Monday.
As of Monday, 92 Douglas County residents were hospitalized due to complications from the coronavirus. Of those, 86 were reportedly not vaccinated. There are 61 residents being cared for locally and 31 out of the area. Of those being cared for at CHI Mercy Medical Center, 14 were on ventilators and 12 were receiving non-invasive breathing assistance. There were 14 patients in the hospital’s intensive care unit and nine in the progressive care unit.
Also Monday, the Oregon Health Authority reported 4,700 new confirmed and presumptive cases between Friday and Sunday, with 32 deaths.