Douglas County reports seven more deaths from COVID-19; hospitalizations continue to decrease | News

  Douglas County reports seven more deaths from COVID-19;  hospitalizations continue to decrease |  News

The county reported 61 new positive and presumptive COVID-19 cases Tuesday and 59 Wednesday. Forty-six county residents were hospitalized with coronavirus symptoms, 27 locally and 19 out of the area, including one who has been transferred out-of-state for specialized care. Of those hospitalized, 43 were reportedly not fully vaccinated.

There were five deaths reported to the county Tuesday and two Wednesday, raising the county’s death toll to 229 since the start of the pandemic. Four of those who died, ranging from ages 64 to 77, were not vaccinated. The remaining three, all in their 80s, were fully vaccinated.


  • As COVID-19 cases have continued to climb, there has been moderately good news in Douglas County, according to the Oregon Health Authority’s weekly outbreak report released Wednesday.

  • At CHI Mercy Medical Center, 12 patients were on ventilators as of Wednesday, while eight were receiving non-invasive breathing assistance. There were nine COVID-19-positive patients in the hospital’s intensive care unit and two in the progressive care unit. Of all patients currently being cared for at Mercy, 24% are COVID-19 positive cases.

Among the active cases in such facilities, Riverview Terrace had five new reported cases for a total of nine, Chantele’s Loving Touch Memory Care in Sutherlin had three new cases for a total of 28, Rose Haven Nursing Center in Roseburg had three new cases for a total of 24, and Ashley Manor in Roseburg added two cases for a total of seven.

Among senior care and congregate living facilities, three — Timber Town Living in Sutherlin, Brookdale Senior Living in Roseburg and the Roseburg VA River House — have been temporarily moved to the authority’s “resolved” list, meaning each of those facilities has gone 28 days without a new reported positive COVID-19 case. After 28 days with no further new cases, those three facilities, as well as any other “resolved” case, would be removed from the list.

Two Douglas County businesses — Kowloon Restaurant and Evergreen Medical Center, both in Roseburg — have been transitioned to the “resolved” list.

Active cases and Douglas County workplaces included:

 Roseburg Forest Products Dillard Plywood, two new cases, 44 total (most recent reported Sept. 30)Roseburg Forest Products Riddle Engineered Wood, no new, 42 total (Sept. 21) Costco Wholesale in Roseburg, one new, 27 total (Sept. 11) Orenco Systems, Sutherlin, no new, 23 total (Sept. 21) Walmart in Roseburg, no new, 18 total (Sept. 22) Harbor Wholesale in Roseburg, three new, 16 total (Sept. 23) Caddock Electronics in Glide, one new, 15 total (Sept. 25) Fred Meyer in Roseburg, two new, 13 total (Sept. 27) Umpqua Dairy in Roseburg, no new, 11 total (Sept. 17) Wildlife Safari in Winston, no new, 10 total (Sept. 12) Sherm’s Thunderbird in Roseburg, no new, nine total (Sept. 22)  C&D Lumber in Riddle, no new, eight total (Sept. 8)

 Umpqua Valley Ambulance Service, no new, eight total (Sept. 16) Among Douglas County’s K-12 schools, a total of 40 have appeared on the health authority’s list since Sept. 9, but only two are considered “active” by the Oregon Health Authority. Combining students, staff and volunteers, Milo Adventist Academy has reported a total of 34 cases, while South Umpqua High School reportedly had six new cases as of Sept. 29.