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Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team - Noon Case Update - June 26, 2020 (Photo) - 06/26/20

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM - NOON CASE UPDATE

JOINT INFORMATION CENTER PRESS RELEASE - FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 26, 2020

Our local COVID-19 updates represent the coordinated effort of the 14 agencies that make up the DCCRT

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County COVID-19 Test Results: It is Friday, June 26, 2020, and as of 12:00 pm today, there is ONE new confirmed case and one new presumptive case of COVID-19 in Douglas County.  The total number of confirmed positive cases in Douglas County is now at 36.  Testing continues, as DPHN has been holding 2-3 clinics a week and hospitals, urgent cares and clinics continue to test. 

 

Thirty-six people have tested positive in the county and twenty-eight of those thirty-six have recovered.  DPHN defines recovery as an end to all symptoms after a positive test for COVID-19. 

 

DPHN continues their epidemiologic investigations, identifying individuals who may have had close contact with individuals that have tested positive for COVID-19, advising and supporting quarantine. The majority of the individuals who have tested positive earlier have now recovered. 

 

The first positive COVID-19 case in Douglas County was announced on March 8, 2020.  Thanks to the great work that Douglas County has done social distancing and staying home, we’ve had 36 confirmed cases in 110 days. 

 

Here are the current numbers for Douglas County:

New Cases

as of 12:00 pm

June 26, 2020

Total

Positive Confirmed Cases

Total Recovered

Cases

Of those that tested positive

Total COVID-19

Deaths

Total

Currently

Hospitalized

Of those that tested positive

Total Negative Test Result

Total Presumptive Cases

1

36

28

0

1

4572

2

 

DPHN is following Oregon Health Authority’s policy related to outbreaks and will be reporting workplace outbreaks with 5 or more cases and only for workplaces where there are at least 30 employees. 

 

OHA recently expanded their reporting for COVID-19 case management to now include presumptive COVID-19 cases.  DPHN will also be reporting presumptive cases and will use the OHA’s definition of presumptive as having had close contact with a known, confirmed COVID-19 case, showing symptoms and not yet having a positive nasal swab/PCR test for COVID-19. 

 

Please Note: In Douglas County, we have chosen to report our positive confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases separately on our daily report and on our chart above.  OHA combines their positive and presumptive COVID-19 case numbers in their daily and weekly reports, so there will be times when you will see a difference in the reported case numbers. 

 

Getting Tested & Testing Clinics

The next drive-through testing clinic will be today, Friday, June 26, 2020, in Roseburg.  There will also be another drive-through clinic in Reedsport on Saturday, June 27, 2020. 

 

As a reminder, if you are having symptoms of COVID-19 including cough, fever, shortness of breath, muscle aches and pains, diarrhea, sore throat or decreased sense of smell and taste, talk to your health care provider about being tested for COVID-19.  Patients without a Primary Care Provider, that are looking for a COVID-19 test should contact the Sutherlin Aviva Health Clinic at (541) 459-3788. The first drive-through testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, there have been 802 people tested in 38 drive-through clinics, while additional testing continues in hospitals, urgent cares and clinics. The drive-through clinics are led by DPHN, in conjunction with partner agencies including; Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, Douglas County Public Works, local volunteers and local health professionals.

 

Oregon COVID-19 Case Update

Oregon Health Authority (OHA) reports new cases once a day on their website at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. OHA also releases a daily situation status report and a weekly report that details the overall picture of the COVID-19 outbreak within our state.  The daily report details positive and presumptive cases, as well as deaths by county and statewide, while the weekly report is more in depth and includes statistical data related the severity of cases by age, gender, zip codes, ethnicity, as well as information on workplace and senior care facility outbreaks in Oregon.

 

Stay Informed with the Accurate Information

Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer and the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team have been working hard to cooperatively provide accurate and timely information to Douglas County residents since March 8, 2020.

 

Local COVID-19 Hotline: If you have questions about resources available, call the COVID-19 hotline, staffed by local volunteers at (541) 464-6550 from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week. 

 

Stay up to date on COVID-19 in Douglas County on the Douglas County Government website or the DPHN website.  Find additional information on state or federal COVID-19 response from the following websites: Oregon Health Authority, Centers for Disease Control, and by calling or logging onto 211Info.

 

Got Questions about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans?

If you have questions or need more information about the Governor’s Phased Reopening Plans or Sector Specific Guidelines go to https://govstatus.egov.com/reopening-oregon.  There is also a video presentation about Phase Two available here. Or you may contact the Governor’s Office, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) or the Oregon State Office responsible for regulating your business or agency, or the business or venue that you wish to visit.

 

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Contact Tamara Howell, Public Information Officer, Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team, (541) 670-2804 cell/(541) 957-4896 tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network, (541) 817-6552 cell /(541 440-3571 vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

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