Seven more Douglas County residents have died from COVID-19 complications, the county’s recovery team reported Friday.

Of those deaths — which raised the county’s death toll to 236 — only one was fully vaccinated. The unvaccinated deaths included a 32-year-old man and a 43-year-old woman, as well as four others ranging in age from 58 to 69.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Team reported 33 new positive coronavirus cases Thursday and 46 positive and presumptive cases Friday, pushing the county total to 11,575 positive and presumptive cases since the start of the pandemic.

There are 44 county residents hospitalized with complications from COVID-19, 30 locally and 14 out of the area. The team reported that 40 of those hospitalized were not fully vaccinated.

At CHI Mercy Medical Center, nine COVID-19-positive patients were on ventilators while another 10 were receiving non-invasive breathing assistance. There were five patients in the hospital’s intensive care unit and three in the progressive care unit. Fifteen percent of patients being cared for at Mercy are coronavirus related, down from 34 percent reported one week prior.

The Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Douglas Public Health Network announced Friday that a new traveling vaccination and testing clinic will be available in Douglas County beginning Sunday.

In collaboration with Aviva Health, the City of Reedsport, Lower Umpqua Hospital District, the Oregon Health Authority and the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the mobile clinic will provide COVID-19 vaccinations, PCR testing and third-dose/boosters at the mobile clinic, as well as flu vaccinations.

The clinic will be available in Roseburg at the intersection of Northeast Fowler Street and Northeast Diamond Lake Boulevard — in the vacant lot adjacent to the Roseburg Public Library — beginning Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will continue through Oct. 22.

That clinic will also be available in Reedsport during the same hours Tuesday through Sunday, beginning Nov. 2 and ending Nov. 7.

The clinic will offer first and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines, as well as the recently approved third shot/booster of the Pfizer vaccine. The single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine will also be available.

The mobile clinic is open to anyone age 12 or older, although those ages 12-14 must provide approval by a parent or legal guardian.

Combining state and federal vaccination numbers, the county estimates that just 47% of its residents are fully vaccinated.

Donovan Brink can be reached at dbrink@nrtoday.com and 541-957-4219.

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Mike

I think it’s safe to say Oregon’s response was in disarray when Covid first struck in February 2020. Nobody knew whether to mask or not, go to school or not, shut down businesses or not. An effective response didn’t occur until vaccines were made widely available in early 2021. Sadly, vaccine acceptance has been largely a deadly political issue since then.

On April 19, 2021, EVERYONE in the United States aged 16 years and above became eligible for COVID-19 vaccination. The same applies in Oregon. The below table clearly demonstrates the politics of vaccination. The 19 Oregon counties with the highest per capita deaths since April 19 when vaccine was made available to everyone all voted for former President Trump. The 5 counties with the lowest per capita deaths since April 19 all voted for President Biden. This happened since the vaccine was made widely available to everyone in Oregon on April 19.

Douglas County has the 5th highest per capita deaths since August 19. However, the four counties with higher per capita deaths all have much smaller populations and have a combined total of 35 deaths compared to Douglas County’s 236 deaths.

--------------------------------------------------------------------------Deaths

---------------------------------------Apr 19----Oct 11-----Delta-------Per--------2020

County -------Population---Deaths----Deaths---Deaths---100,000---Election

===========================================================

Harney-------------7,329----------6----------24---------18--------246-------Trump

Wheeler-----------1,366----------1------------4----------3---------220-------Trump

Sherman-----------1,708---------0------------3-----------3--------176--------Trump

Gilliam-------------1,894----------1-----------4-----------3--------158--------Trump

Douglas***----112,251--------65--------236--------171-------152--------Trump

Josephine--------87,487--------62--------188--------126--------144--------Trump

Wallowa-----------7,081----------5----------12-----------7---------99---------Trump

Crook-------------24,404---------19---------43----------24---------98---------Trump

Grant---------------7,176----------4----------11-----------7---------98---------Trump

Coos---------------64,487--------31----------86---------55---------85---------Trump

Tillamook--------26,787----------3----------25---------22---------82---------Trump

Jackson----------220,944------127--------295--------168---------76---------Trump

Jefferson---------24,192--------32----------50----------18---------74---------Trump

Morrow-----------11,603-------15----------23------------8---------69---------Trump

Umatilla----------77,950--------83--------136----------53---------68---------Trump

Klamath----------68,238--------59--------103----------44---------64---------Trump

Union-------------26,835--------24----------41----------17---------63---------Trump

Baker--------------16,006--------14---------22------------8---------50---------Trump

Malheur----------30,571--------58---------73-----------15---------49---------Trump

Clatsop-----------40,224----------8---------27-----------19---------47--------Biden***

Curry--------------22,925----------9---------19-----------10---------44---------Trump

Wasco------------26,682---------28---------39-----------11---------41--------Trump

Marion---------347,818--------299-------432----------133--------38--------Biden***

Lane-------------382,067--------144-------287---------143---------37-------Biden***

Linn--------------129,749---------63-------107-----------44---------34---------Trump

Yamhill----------107,100---------75-------108-----------33---------31---------Trump

Hood River-------23,382---------29--------36-------------7---------30-------Biden***

Polk----------------86,085---------52--------77-----------25---------29---------Trump

Columbia--------52,354---------26--------40------------14---------27---------Trump

Lincoln------------49,962---------20--------33------------13--------26--------Biden***

Lake-----------------7,879----------7----------9-------------2---------25---------Trump

Clackamas-----418,817--------204-------292-----------88---------21-------Biden***

Deschutes-----197,692----------72-------113-----------41---------21-------Biden***

Benton-----------93,053----------18--------30-----------12---------13-------Biden***

Washington---601,592--------229------304-----------75----------12-------Biden***

Multnomah---812,855---------568-----668----------100----------12-------Biden***

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