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Complaints are flooding into Oregon's new coronavirus-related price gouging hotline. The Oregon Department of Justice has received 110 written complaints, and 185 calls on its new Price Gouging Hotline since the pandemic began. So far, seven Oregon businesses, and an individual, have rece…

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The number of coronavirus cases in oregon jumped by 84 since yesterday according to the Oregon Health Authority. Oregon now stands at 690 cases and 10 deaths.

Douglas county case count is now at 10 according to DPHN at noon today. That's an increase of 2 since yesterday. At least 3 …

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Many Oregon health care workers are forced to fend for themselves without access to protective gear as they treat the rapid spread of the coronavirus that has infected more than 182,000 Americans as of Tuesday. Oregon is one of many states that rely on the federal government for its respo…

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According to the Oregon Association of Hospitals and Health Systems, Douglas County has a total of 145 licensed hospital beds for its 110,283 population, 28,374 of whom are over 65 years old. A mere 16 of those are dedicated intensive care beds. On average, only half of those beds are ava…

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As soon as we get our money, assuming it's safe, my wife and I are going to spend it all at local restaurants and stores to encourage businesses to rehire their former employees and help get our local economy going again.

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31 is the total number of known health care workers in Oregon who have contracted the virus. Earlier in the day, Oregon Health Sciences University said 12 of its health care workers tested positive. We don't know if any health care workers in Douglas County are infected because the county…

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"The sudden rise in Tokyo’s virus cases and the government’s strong actions immediately after the Olympic postponement have raised questions about whether Japan understated the extent of its outbreak and delayed enforcement of social distancing measures while clinging to the hope the Olym…

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Must have been operator error. I'm able to get in now.

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NRToday published several articles promoting Douglas County’s drive through testing on March 17 and March 27. Our County Commissioners proclaimed Douglas County to be leaders in Oregon. On our March 27 phone call, Commissioner Boice told me “some” of the tests were back from the drive-thr…

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Oregon coronavirus cases are at 606 and have doubled in 4 days.

Oregon coronavirus deaths are at 16 and have doubled in 7 days.

Douglas County coronavirus cases are at 8 and have doubled in 2 days.

Oregon had 36 cases before they experienced their first death. The U.S. h…