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DC BOC C19 Update
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Douglas County COVID-19 Weekly Update #664 - January 12, 2022 (Photo) - 01/12/22

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE

 

(Douglas County, Ore.)  DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE #664

WEEKLY RECAP – THURSDAY, JANUARY 6, 2022 - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 12, 2022

Total Number of New Local COVID-19 Cases* Reported for the Week

Total Number of People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results Reported for the Week

Total Number of New Presumptives Reported for the Week

Total Number of COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported for the Week

517

492

25

2

*Our COVID quick look includes the total number of new cases in Douglas County for the week, which combines people with positive test results and presumptives for the previous week. 

Douglas County, OR - COVID-19 – Seven Day Case Update Chart†

Date

Thursday,

January 6, 2022

Friday,

January 7, 2022

Saturday,

January 8, 2022

Sunday,

January 9, 2022

Monday,

January 10, 2022

Tuesday,

January 11, 2022

Wednesday,

January 12, 2022

Total COVID-19 Cases to Date

14,640

14,737

14,826

14,857

14,873

14,952

15,157

People w/ Positive PCR or Antigen Test Results

14,069

14,164

14,245

14,270

14,284

14,357

14,561

Presumptives

571

573

581

587

589

595

596

Total Currently Hospitalized

20

19

21

21

23

23

24

Total Hospitalized Patients NOT Fully Vaccinated

17 of the 20

16 of the 19

17 of the 21

17 of the 21

18 of the 23

19 of the 23

19 of the 24

Total COVID-19 Related Deaths

317

317

317

317

317

318

319

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

†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. 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.  

 

REMINDER: THE OMICRON VARIANT AND PREVENTION MEASURES

The Omicron COVID variant continues to spread rapidly around the world, in the United States and now in Oregon. While we have seen new daily cases creeping upwards of 100 a day, but, sadly today for the first time since August 2021, we reported over 200 new COVID cases in a single day, and are reporting over 500 new COVID cases for the last seven days (week). We are definitely in our next surge of COVID.  As we mentioned before, if there is any good news, it is that the peak of the Omicron cases in other parts of the world were short lived.  There were fewer hospitalizations than with the Delta variant, most of those infected did not require medical care and deaths were less than with previous waves. Lastly, additional good news is that the primary series of vaccinations provided good protection against hospitalization or severe disease, and that a primary series followed by a booster provided excellent (75%) protection against hospitalization or severe disease. A good reminder that it is not too late to get your vaccine.  Our public health professionals at DPHN are prepared for surge protocol and while the next few weeks will likely be very difficult, the they are in a good position to weather the surge storm. 

 

Reminders:

Vaccine and Booster Availability is High. The COVID-19 vaccines and booster doses are readily available around the county.  Check with your health care provider, AVIVA Health, Umpqua Health, Lower Umpqua Hospital, local pharmacies, Cow Creek Public Health, Roseburg VA or attend a local drive-thru clinic.   

  1. Local COVID Hotline Still Active and Available. Our local COVID-19 hotline at (541) 464-6550 has been in operation since March of 2020.  They are ready and available to help answer your COVID-19 related questions about vaccine availability, how to isolate or quarantine, provide referrals for care and when/where to get tested.  The hotline is open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Just a reminder that the hotline does not provide medical advice.  If you need medical attention or advice, please contact your health care provider or a local urgent care facility.
  2. DPHN’s EPI-Team is Still on the Job. As they have since the beginning, DPHN will continue to conduct local case investigations; provide case management and education; offer support services to isolated cases and maintain their tracking and reporting systems.
  3. Please Help to Protect our Emergency Systems. Please do not call 911 or a hospital to ask COVID-19 questions. We need our emergency systems to continue to function and be available for those that need it most.  If you are not seriously ill, but need medical advice or want testing, please contact your health care provider. If you don’t have a provider, please call our local COVID Hotline and they will try to help connect you with a provider.

 

What can you and your family do to try and stay healthy?

Our team continues encourage everyone, for the sake of our local businesses, services, economy and neighbors, to make the best decision for yourself and your family in order protect those around you from contracting or spreading the coronavirus disease.  We have provided education on implementing the widely proven and age-old safety measures to prevent the spread of respiratory illnesses, including COVID-19 and influenza.  Our team encourages you to access your risk and comfort level, and make the best choice for you.

 

  1. Please stay home from work, school, shopping or running errands if you are sick.
  2. Please consider getting vaccinated, if you have not got the shot yet.  Get the booster dose too!
  3. Cover your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, and then throw the tissue in the trash.
  4. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  5. If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  6. Consider wearing a face covering when you are around those not from your immediate household or when you are in indoor settings.
  7. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  8. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  9. Never visit a hospital or long-term-care facility if you have a fever or cough due to an illness.
  10. Clean and disinfect surfaces that are often touched.
  11. Delay or limit travel to COVID hot spots or highly populated areas.
  12. Take care of your health overall. Staying current on your vaccinations, including flu vaccine, eating well and exercising all help your body stay resilient.

 

DOUGLAS COUNTY HOSPITALIZED PATIENT UPDATE

As of Today, Wednesday, January 12, 2022, there are TWENTY-FOUR (24) Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eighteen locally and six out-of-the-area. We continue to work with Mercy to provide information on our COVID patients being hospitalized locally, this last week they averaged 3 COVID-19 positive patients a day in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) and 5 COVID-19 positive patients a day in the Progressive Care Unit (PCU). This last week an average of 11% of their total hospitalized patients were COVID positive. Of our hospitalized patients today, NINETEEN (19) of the 24 patients are not fully vaccinated. 

 

NEWLY REPORTED COVID-19 RELATED DEATHS OF DOUGLAS COUNTY RESIDENTS

Douglas County Public Health has confirmed the deaths of more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. Our team confirms and then reports all COVID-19 related deaths in the order that they are received.  Our three hundred and eighteenth COVID-19 related death was a 68-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 and passed away on Sunday, January 9, 2022.  He was fully 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. 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 COVID-19 Communications 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. 

 

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 confirms and then reports all COVID-19 related deaths in the order that they are received.  Our three hundred and nineteenth COVID-19 related death was a 76-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 and passed away on Friday, December 10, 2021. She was fully vaccinated. DPHN was notified by the long-term care facility/hospice on Tuesday, January 11, 2022. 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 COVID-19 Communications 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. 

 

SPECIAL NOTICE: AMERICAN RED CROSS NEEDS YOUR HELP – DONATE BLOOD TODAY!

Shared from the American Red Cross.  The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in over a decade, posing a concerning risk to patient care. Click here to watch the video: Blood Supply Shortage: Donate Blood Now that was recently created.  Blood product distributions are outpacing donations. At times, as much as one-quarter of hospital blood needs are not being met.  

 

Why is this happening? The pandemic has hit the Red Cross, which supplies about 40% of the nation’s blood, very hard. 

  • Since COVID began, we have seen about a 10% decline in the number of people giving blood. 
  • At schools and colleges, we’ve seen a 62% drop in blood drives since the start of the pandemic. 
  • It’s also caused ongoing blood drive cancellations and staffing limitations. 
  • The current surge in COVID-19 cases may compound the already dire situation.   
  • This is truly a crisis. Doctors have been forced to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need to wait until more products become available. 
  • Blood and platelet donations are critically needed to help prevent further delays in vital medical treatments.  
  • Use the Blood Donor App, visit www.RedCrossBlood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767) to schedule your blood or platelet donation appointment.   
  • In recent weeks, the Red Cross has had less than a 1-day supply of critical blood types. 
  • Check out this article on their website for more information:  https://www.redcrossblood.org/donate-blood/dlp/red-cross-national-blood-shortage-crisis.html

 

REMINDER: DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 UPDATE HAS MOVED TO A WEEKLY PUBLICATION

As a reminder, as of Wednesday, December 1, 2021, our team shifted to a weekly release for our Douglas County COVID-19 Update.  However, our team will continue to post our COVID-19 Seven Day Case Update Chart, as well as our updated information list of Local COVID-19 Resources to the county website (www.co.douglas.or.us) on weekdays (except for holidays and observed holidays).   Please note that we will not be posting the COVID-19 Seven Day Case Update Chart or the Local COVID-19 Resources pages to our website on Monday, January 17, 2022, as staff will be observing the Martin Luther King., Jr. Day holiday. 

 

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.

 

💉OHA OFFERING FREE DRIVE THRU VACCINE CLINIC IN ROSEBURG:  OHA is currently hosting a free drive-thru vaccination and booster clinic at 1530 NE Diamond Lake Blvd., at the corner of NE Fowler Street and Diamond Lake Blvd., adjacent to the Roseburg Public Library in downtown Roseburg.  They will be offering all three vaccines, boosters and pediatric doses.  They are open every day 10:00 am – 5:00 pm until further notice.  No appointment is necessary.  If you have questions about the clinic, please contact OHA directly at (971) 673-1222 or (971) 599-0496 or log onto: www.oregon.gov/OHA.

 

 

🔍 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 and Moderna 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 1-03-22 

VACCINATIONS:**  For all general community members who would like to receive a COVID-19 vaccination, including booster and primary dose series, Cow Creek Public Health offers drive thru vaccinations (no appointment required) on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at 2360 NE Stephens Street in Roseburg, across from the Tribal Government office. Last vaccine is administered at 12:45 pm. Mondays and Wednesdays are reserved for Moderna primary dose series and boosters. CCPH has paused administering Johnson & Johnson vaccines due to CDC guidance recommending MRNA vaccines. Fridays are reserved for pediatric Pfizer patients ages 5-11. At this time, we advise community members 12 and older who would like a Pfizer vaccine to find a community provider or pharmacy with that vaccine. At the time of vaccination, all individuals will be required to sign a consent form. 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. For vaccine related questions or general inquiries please call (541) 677-5535.

 

TESTING: REMINDER: Cow Creek Health and Wellness Centers are 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. 

 

🏥 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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