DOUGLAS COUNTY COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM DAILY LOCAL UPDATE COVID-19
Local COVID-19 Test Results
As of 12:00 PM, April 5, 2020, there are no new cases of COVID-19 in Douglas County. The number of positive cases stand at eleven total in the county, one recovered, zero deaths and 355 negative tests for COVID-19 in the county. One of the individuals who tested positive earlier has now recovered.
The seventh Douglas Public Health Network COVID-19 drive through testing clinic was completed on Saturday April 34th in Reedsport. Nine more people were tested in Reedsport, after getting orders for a COVID-19 test by their health care provider. The DPHN sponsored testing clinics have tested over 200 people for COVID-19.
At this time, you can only get a COVID-19 test through your healthcare provider. Residents must be identified by their health care provider, as a patient that is symptomatic, and needs to be tested. Information has been given to providers and clinics about how to get their patients signed up for the drive-through testing clinics. If you want to be tested, you must talk to your health care provider. Tests are currently being processed at the Oregon State Public Health Lab and a growing number of commercial labs, like Quest and LabCorp. There are very few outpatient clinics in Douglas County offering testing at this time. C
Community health partners are working very hard to make testing available to a wider number of people. The first drive thru testing site was piloted in the county on March 17, 2020, 208 people have been tested so far in the DPHN sponsored drive through clinics.