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DC BOC C19 Update
DC BOC C19 Update
Douglas County COVID-19 Update - November 22, 2021 (Photo) - 11/22/21

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2021

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE #655

 

(Douglas County, Ore.) A QUICK LOOK AT TODAY’S NUMBERS, FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2021

Today’s Total Number of New Local COVID-19 Cases*

Total Number of Residents Currently Hospitalized

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

6

27

24 of the 27

*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.

 

HOLIDAY WEEK: COVID-19 UPDATE MONDAY AND WEDNESDAY THIS WEEK

Please note: Due to the Thanksgiving holiday falling on a Thursday, we will be issuing our COVID-19 updates on Monday, November 22, 2021 and Wednesday, November 24, 2021, this week.  We will continue to post our Douglas County COVID-19 Case Update Chart, as well as our list of local COVID-19 resources to the county website (www.co.douglas.or.us) on weekdays (except for holidays), when we do not publish an update.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE FOR MONDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2021

As of 12:00 pm today, Monday, November 22, 2021, there are SIX (6) 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 13,157. Currently, there are TWENTY-SEVEN (27) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, twenty locally and seven out-of-the-area, including one patient that is being cared for at an out-of-state hospital.  We continue to work with Mercy to provide information on our COVID patients being hospitalized locally, currently there are 2 COVID-19 positive patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 3 in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU).  13% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized patients today, TWENTY-FOUR (24) of the 27 patients are not fully vaccinated. 

 

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

Date

Thursday, November 18, 2021

Friday,

November 19, 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Sunday, November 21, 2021

Monday,

November 22, 2021

Total COVID-19 Cases to Date**

13,042

13,102

13,141

13,151

13,157

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

12,629

12,688

12,719

12,726

12,732

Presumptive

413

414

422

425

425

Total Currently Hospitalized

27

29

26

27

27

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

278

280

284

284

284

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

†Our COVID case update chart includes the total number of cases reported in Douglas County since the beginning of the pandemic in our county on March 8, 2020. The chart illustrates the combination of residents with positive test results and confirmed presumptives, as well as the breakout of each of those. 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 in our over-all total. 

 

COVID-19 RECAP FOR FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19 THROUGH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 21, 2021

On Friday, November 19, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had FIFTY-NINE (59) people with new positive test results, ONE (1) new presumptive and TWO (2) 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 13,102*.  We had TWENTY-NINE (29) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, twenty locally and nine out-of-the-area, including one patient that is being cared for at an out-of-state hospital.  We continue to work with Mercy to provide information on our COVID patients being hospitalized locally, currently there are 2 COVID-19 positive patients in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 3 in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU).  12% of the total hospitalized patients at Mercy are COVID positive. Of our hospitalized cases on Friday, November 19, 2021, TWENTY-FIVE (25) of the 29 patients were not fully vaccinated.

 

On Saturday, November 20, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had THIRTY-ONE (31) people with new positive test results, EIGHT (8) new presumptives and FOUR (4) delayed notifications of COVID-19 related deaths to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 13,141*.  We had TWENTY-SIX (26) Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, nineteen locally and seven out-of-the-area, including one patient that is being cared for at an out-of-state hospital. 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, November 20, 2021, TWENTY-FOUR (24) of the 26 patients were not fully vaccinated.

 

On Sunday, November 21, 2021, at 12:00 pm we had SEVEN (7) people with new positive test results and THREE (3) new presumptives to report bringing our total number of cases of people with positive test results and presumptives in Douglas County to 13,151*. We had TWENTY-SEVEN (27)Douglas County COVID-19 patients hospitalized, twenty locally and seven out-of-the-area, including one patient that is being cared for at an out-of-state hospital. 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, November 21, 2021, TWENTY-FOUR (24) of the 27 patients were not fully vaccinated.

 

NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS

Douglas County Public Health has confirmed the deaths of two more Douglas County residents related to COVID-19.  Our two hundred and seventy-ninth COVID-19 related death was a 97-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, November 11, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021. He was fully vaccinated.  Our two hundred and eightieth COVID-19 related death was an 80-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, November 13, 2021 and passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021. She was fully vaccinated.  Again, in the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents, and as our ethical responsibility to follow all medical laws, no additional information will be released.  Douglas County Public Health officials 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 our Douglas County COVID-19 Response 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. See below for a recap of the delayed list of COVID-19 related deaths of Douglas County residents reported to us from other agencies.

 

NOTIFICATION OF DELAYED COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS

Douglas County Public Health has been receiving delayed reports of COVID-19 related deaths of Douglas County residents from Oregon Vital Records, hospice/long-term care facilities and out-of-state institutions.  Our team continues to confirm and then report these deaths in the order that they are received.  Our two hundred and eighty-first COVID-19 related death was a 77-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, November 6, 2021. DPHN was notified of the death by Oregon Vital Records on Friday, November 19, 2021.  He was fully vaccinated.  Our two hundred and eighty-second COVID-19 related death was a 50-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Thursday, September 9, 2021 and passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. DPHN was notified of the death by Oregon Vital Records on Friday, November 19, 2021.  He was not vaccinated.  Our two hundred and eighty-third COVID-19 related death was a 68-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 8, 2021 and passed away on Friday, September 17, 2021. DPHN was notified of the death by Oregon Vital Records on Friday, November 19, 2021.  She was not vaccinated.  Our two hundred and eighty-fourth COVID-19 related death was a 75-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, August 20, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, September 4, 2021. DPHN was notified of the death by Oregon Vital Records on Friday, November 19, 2021.  She was not vaccinated.  Again, 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.  Douglas County Public Health officials 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 our Douglas County COVID-19 Response 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.

 

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 COVID-19 INFORMATIONAL VIDEOS: Check out DPHN’s YouTube Channel for locally produced informational videos about COVID-19, featuring Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Dougals County Public Health Officer.

 

👩‍⚕️ AVIVA HEALTH:  UPDATED 11-03-21

COVID-19 LEISURE TESTING: ALL testing is by appointment only Aviva Health offers fee-based leisure COVID-19 testing, by appointment only, at its drive-through testing clinic 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. COVID-19 Symptomatic Testing: They continue to offer no- and low-cost COVID-19 testing for residents, by appointment only, who are symptomatic by billing their insurance or for uninsured individuals charging on an income-based, sliding-fee scale. Residents may schedule a testing appointment by calling (541) 492-2067

COVID VACCINE:ALL vaccinations are by appointment only Aviva Health continues to offer free drive-through COVID-19 vaccination services to patients and non-patients, by appointment only. Patients must be Douglas County residents.  Residents may schedule a vaccine appointment by calling (541) 492-2067.  Vaccinations are also available on a limited basis, by appointment only 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. 

COVID-19 BOOSTER VACCINES: ALL vaccinations are by appointment only Aviva Health is now offering the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 boosters to certain groups of people, by appointment only, at its vaccination clinic located at 4221 NE Stephens Street, Suite 101A, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm.  Please call (541) 492-2067 to schedule your booster appointment.  For more information please visit www.aviva.health/covid-19-resources/

 

🏥 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: UPDATED 11-22-21 

VACCINATIONS: Cow Creek Public Health is administering Moderna booster vaccines only to individuals who received their primary dose series through CCPH. Appointments are required, and CCPH is making phone calls to all individuals who received their primary series from CCPH in order to schedule. If you have not received a call, or have questions, please reach out to CCPH by calling (541) 677-5535. If you have to leave a voicemail, CCPH will get back to you within the hour, or next business day if after hours or on weekends. The vaccination site is located in the south parking lot of Seven Feathers Casino Resort in Canyonville, open from 9:30 am to 2:30 pm Monday through Friday. Established patients of Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center may also schedule their vaccine at either the North or South clinics. Patients can call (541) 672-8533 (press #3 for Roseburg Clinic, press #4 for Canyonville Clinic) to schedule. If you received your primary dose series from another health agency and want to receive a booster dose, call (541) 677-5535 to be placed on a waitlist. At the time of vaccination, all individuals will be required to sign a consent form self-attesting to booster eligibility based on CDC guidance. Due to staff limitations, CCPH is unable to vaccinate anyone with severe medical risks (such as history of heart attacks, epilepsy, previous allergic reactions to vaccines, etc.). It is recommended those individuals receive their vaccination in the presence of a primary care physician. CCPH is temporarily pausing all primary dose vaccinations at this time.  

 

TESTING: REMINDER: Cow Creek Health and Wellness Center is no longer offering free community testing. Testing is 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 VACCINATION CLINIC: Cow Creek Public Health and the Oregon Health Authority are partnering to bring a free vaccination clinic to Roseburg on Saturday, December 4 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at 1028 NE Stephens Street (parking lot of the former Umpqua Auctions building). OHA and CCPH will have primary and booster doses of Moderna and Johnson & Johnson for adults 18 and older, and pediatric Pfizer BioNTech for children ages 5-11. Vaccines are free and no appointment is required. Vouchers for $15 at “The Bun Stuffer” food truck will be issued to any individual who receives a vaccination, or transports someone to receive a vaccination. Food vouchers must be used on Saturday, December 4, 2021, on site only. 

 

🏥 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, locating testing and vaccines at (541) 440-3677.

 

***Please note for residents under the age of 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 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

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