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Douglas County COVID-19 Update - October 18, 2021 (Photo) - 10/18/21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE #642

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) A QUICK LOOK AT THE NUMBERS, AS OF MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021

Total Number of New Local COVID-19 Cases

Total Number of Residents Currently Hospitalized

Total Number of Hospitalized Patients that are NOT Fully Vaccinated**

61*

36

29 of the 36

*Our COVID quick look includes the total number of new cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives. We follow the CDC definition for fully vaccinated, which states that a fully vaccinated person is someone who has received both doses of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or one dose of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since the individual’s final dose.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MONDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, October 18, 2021, there are SIXTY-ONE (61) people with new positive test results to report bringing the total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 11,939*. Currently, there are THIRTY-SIX (36) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, twenty-two locally and fourteen out-of-the-area, including one that has been transferred out of the state for specialized care not available here. We continue to work with Mercy to provide information on our COVID patients being hospitalized locally: 4 COVID positive patients are in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 4 are in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU).  12% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized patients today, TWENTY-NINE (29) of the 36 patients are not fully vaccinated. 

 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 - Case Update Chart**

Date

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Friday, October 15, 2021

Saturday,

October 16, 2021

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Monday,

October 18, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases

11,766

11,813

11,849

11,878

11,939

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

11,424

11,470

11,502

11,530

11,591

Presumptive

342

343

347

348

348

Total Currently Hospitalized

42

36

36

36

36

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

240

241

242

242

242

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Our COVID case update includes the total number of cases in Douglas County, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives, as well as a breakout of those case numbers. There will be times when a presumptive will move to a positive test result, and our total case number will not change because the case has already been counted. 

 

COVID-19 WEEKEND RECAP FOR SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16 & SUNDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2021

On Saturday, October 16, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had THIRTY-TWO (32) people with new positive test results, FOUR (4) new presumptives and ONE (1) new COVID-19 related death to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 11,849*. We had THIRTY-SIX (36)Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, twenty-three locally and thirteen out-of-the-area, including one patient that has been transferred out of the state for specialized care not available here. Due to the decrease in cases, Mercy is able to take a step back from their weekend reporting for COVID-19 patients being hospitalized locally, so we will not be reporting weekend statistics.  Of our hospitalized cases on Saturday, October 16, 2021, THIRTY-THREE (33) of the 36 patients were not fully vaccinated.

 

On Sunday, October 17, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had TWENTY-EIGHT (28) people with new positive test results and ONE (1) new presumptive to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 11,878*. We had THIRTY-SIX (36)Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, twenty-three locally and thirteen out-of-the-area, including one patient that has been transferred out of the state for specialized care not available here. Due to the decrease in cases, Mercy is able to take a step back from their weekend reporting for COVID-19 patients being hospitalized locally, so we will not be reporting weekend statistics.  Of our hospitalized cases on Sunday, October 17, 2021, THIRTY-THREE (33) of the 36 patients were not fully vaccinated.

 

COVID-19 RELATED DEATH OF A DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENT

Douglas County Public Health has confirmed the death of one more Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our two hundred and forty-second COVID-19 related death was an 81-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 and passed away on Friday, October 15, 2021. She was partially vaccinated.  In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, and as our ethical responsibility to follow all medical laws, no additional information will be released.  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 related death, as per the Oregon Disease Investigative Guidelines for COVID-19.  Each death related to COVID-19 is painful for all Douglas County residents, and a sad reminder of the terrible impact COVID-19 has had in our local communities. The Douglas County Board of Commissioners, Dr. Dannenhoffer, DPHN and the DCCRT team extend our heartfelt condolences and sympathies to all family members, friends, relatives, co-workers and community members of those who have passed after contracting this deadly virus.

 

REMINDER: TRAVELING CLINIC FEATURING COVID-19 VACCINES, TESTING, BOOSTER SHOTS AND ANNUAL FLU SHOTS IN ROSEBURG UNTIL FRIDAY, OCTOBER 22

Just a reminder that the traveling COVID-19 vaccination and testing clinic is up and running in Roseburg and offering drive-through COVID-19 vaccinations, COVID-19 PCR testing and COVID-19 booster/3rd vaccine dose for those who are eligible.  Additionally, thanks to the efforts of DPHN and Aviva Health, they also have annual flu shots available. 

 

The Roseburg COVID-19 Vaccination and Testing Clinic is open from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm and will run through Friday, October 22, 2021.  The drive-through clinic is located in the parking lot (1530 NE Diamond Lake Blvd) at the corner of NE Fowler Street and Diamond Lake Blvd (Hwy 138), adjacent to the Roseburg Public Library in downtown Roseburg.  Please note: The Roseburg clinic is closed on Mondays.

 

The clinic is brought to you by the Douglas County Board of Commissioners and Douglas Public Health Network (DPHN) in collaboration with Aviva Health, the City of Reedsport, Lower Umpqua Hospital District, the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency. 

 

The drive-through COVID-19 Mobile Vaccination and Testing Clinic offers:

  • No pre-registration required.  Vaccinations and testing are provided on a first come-first served basis
  • Vaccines and testing are open to anyone 12-years-of-age and older.  Please note for residents ages 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine.  Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a licensed medical professional; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.
  • First and second doses of the Pfizer and Moderna Vaccines.
  • Single doses of Johnson and Johnson Vaccine. 
  • COVID-19 PCR testing.  This test is not a rapid test, and results will be returned in 3-4 business days. 
  • Pfizer COVID-19 Booster/3rd vaccine dose for eligible residents.  According to the CDC and OHA: People ages 65 and older, as well as people ages 18 to 64 with underlying health conditions or that work in occupations or in institutional settings that put them at higher risk of COVID-19 exposure and transmission are eligible for a booster/3rd vaccine dose. These include: health care workers, first responders, firefighters, law enforcement, congregate care staff, teachers, school support staff, daycare workers, food/agriculture workers, manufacturing workers, corrections staff, U.S. Postal Service employees, public transit workers and grocery store workers.
  • Plus, we will have annual Flu Shots available. 

 

For more information about the traveling clinics, please call our Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline at (541) 464-6550. 

 

STATE AND FEDERAL COVID-19 INFORMATION

The Federal and State Governments, and their agencies are the ones that set policy, issue mandates and provide the guidelines for a state of emergency like the current COVID pandemic. For information log onto U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and the Oregon Health Authority (OHA).  If you have questions about the current guidelines, mandates or the recommendations, please contact them directly for more information. OHA posts their daily updates at www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus. Please do not call 911, Douglas County Sheriff’s Office or Douglas County Offices to report issues with the State of Oregon, OHA or the Governor’s mandates.  

 

ACCESS TO LOCAL COVID-19 RESOURCES

💻 Local Online Access to Updates: Stay up to date with accurate and local COVID-19 information by visiting the Douglas County Government Website or DCGOV Facebook page or the DPHN Website or DPHN Facebook page.  

📝 Free Local e-Newsletter Subscription: You can also sign up for the free Douglas County e-Newsletter that publishes and sends out the update to our subscription base. Log onto: www.co.douglas.or.us

 

📞 Douglas County COVID-19 Hotline (541) 464-6550: Your Douglas County Board of Commissioners and DPHN continue to offer a local resource hotline for Douglas County residents for COVID-19. The hotline provides answers to frequently asked questions, basic COVID information and referrals to local resources and services. Our local hotline number is (541) 464-6550 and is staffed from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 7 days a week. 

 

🔍 DPHN Vaccine Information: Want more information on the vaccines? Log onto: http://DougCoVaccine.com.

 

🔍 DPHN Informational Videos: Check out DPHN’s YouTube Channel for informational videos about COVID-19.

 

🐯 Douglas County Tiger Team: The Tiger Team organizes our county-wide COVID-19 vaccine program via free pop-up vaccine clinics, with Umpqua Valley Ambulance, who provide a certified vaccinator and medical assistant.  The clinics are open to anyone 18 years of age and older, and preregistration is not required. Click here for the calendar of upcoming clinics or call (541) 670-3110 or (541) 464-6550, if you are interested in having team come to your location.

 

👩‍⚕️ Aviva Health:  Aviva is offering fee-based leisure COVID-19 testing at its drive-through testing clinic at located at  4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101A, in Roseburg, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm to individuals who require a negative test for travel, public events such as college football games, return to work, and other non-medically necessary purposes. Rapid BINAX tests are $60, and PCR tests are $35. Aviva Health continues to offer no- and low-cost COVID-19 tests to people with symptoms by billing their insurance or for uninsured individuals charging on an income-based, sliding-fee scale. Testing is by appointment only. Community members may schedule a testing appointment by calling (541) 492-2067.  They continue to offer free drive-through COVID-19 vaccination services to patients and non-patients.  Patients must be Douglas County residents and be 12 years of age or older***.  Vaccinations are also available on a limited basis at Aviva Health’s outlying clinics in North County, Sutherlin, Glide, and Myrtle Creek. People seeking vaccinations at their outlying clinics should call (541) 672-9596, to determine availability. For more information please visit www.aviva.health/covid-19-resources/.  Aviva also has an online COVID FAQ page with answers to frequently asked questions. 

 

🏥 Lower Umpqua Hospital District: Lower Umpqua Hospital District has a COVID-19 Vaccine Call Center for COVID-19 vaccine information in the Reedsport area. Call (541) 271-2175, Monday through Friday from 9 am to 4 pm.

 

👨‍⚕️ Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center: Effective Tuesday, October 12, 2021, Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center will no longer offer community testing. Testing will be available by appointment only for Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center patients, Tribal Members, employees of Cow Creek Government Offices and affiliated businesses at the new Roseburg Clinic at 2589 NW Edenbower Blvd and the South Clinic in Canyonville at 480 Wartahoo Lane. Free Community Vaccinations: COVID Vaccines are administered via drive-thru clinics Monday through Friday ONLY in Roseburg at 2360 NE Stephens Street from 9:00 am to 3:45 pm. The last vaccine will be administered at 3:45 pm. You must be 18 years or older to receive the vaccine. If you are waiting to receive a COVID Booster from Cow Creek Public Health and received vaccines from them previously, they will call you to schedule your booster when you become eligible based on FDA approval.  

 

🏥 Roseburg VA Health Care System: Veterans can set up an appointment COVID-19 vaccine, by calling the Roseburg VAMC at (541) 440-1000.

 

👵 Douglas County Senior Services can help seniors with questions, find testing and vaccines at (541) 440-3677.

 

***Please note for residents ages 12 to 14, this will require a parent or guardian to accompany them and give written consent for the vaccine.  Written consent can also be obtained in advance. Under Oregon law, minors 15 years of age and older may consent to medical treatment, including vaccinations, when provided by a physician, physician assistant, naturopath, nurse practitioner, dentist or optometrist, or other professionals operating under the license of these providers; however, families are encouraged to make decisions about vaccinations together.

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Contact Tamara Howell, Douglas County Public Information Officer & Emergency Communications & Community Engagement Specialist | Phone: (541) 670-2804 | Cell: (541) 957-4896 | Email: tjhowell@co.douglas.or.us 

 

Contact Vanessa Becker, Public Information Officer, Douglas Public Health Network – Cell: (541) 817-6552 – Email: vanessa@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org

Attached Media Files: DC Traveling Clinic , DC BOC C19 Update
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