The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 24 new cases during its Thursday update, the highest single-day total since the team reported 27 new cases on March 3.
Of concern are new cases from the past two weeks that are from residents who are not fully vaccinated, the team said.
“Even more concerning is the fluctuating, but high number of residents that are being hospitalized due to complications with the COVID virus,” the press release said.
Currently, there are 16 Douglas County residents who are being hospitalized for COVID-19, 10 locally and six out of the area. In addition, the Douglas Public Health Network is monitoring 146 positive patients who are in isolation as well as 297 possible contacts under quarantine.
Meanwhile, the Oregon Health Authority listed 603 new confirmed and presumptive positive cases of the coronavirus and five deaths.
Aviva Health, which recently opened a dedicated — and free — vaccination clinic in northeast Roseburg, will be hosting a free vaccination event Saturday from 8-11:30 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. The event is available to all county residents age 12 and older, with an emphasis on those ages 12-14, who just recently became eligible to receive the vaccine as the Pfizer vaccine was approved for that age group on May 13.
The clinic is located at 4221 NE Stephens St., Suite 101, across from Aviva’s Roseburg clinic near Costco.
Children ages 12-14 will require written parental or guardian consent to receive a COVID-19 vaccination. To schedule an appointment, call Aviva Health at 541-672-9596.
The Lower Umpqua Hospital District, which represents the communities of Reedsport and Gardiner, has two free vaccination clinics upcoming at the Reedsport Community Center, 451 Winchester Ave., Reedsport. The clinics will be held Wednesday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Thursday, June 3, from 11 a.m.to 1 p.m.