Covid-19 Community Update: 10 Sept

Warm Springs, OR September 10, 2020

Contact: Louie Pitt, Jr.
Director Government Affairs & Planning
Phones: 541-553-3540/541-777-1359

“As of 9:30am, 9/10/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 2961 Total Tests, 2661 Total Negative, 7 Tests Pending, 272 Total Positive Cases (44 Positive test from other facilities, 316 Total), 21 Total Invalid, 35 Hospitalized, 34 Discharged and 7 Deaths. There are currently 9 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 22 close contacts receiving daily monitoring by IHS staff. Wednesday – 9/9 a total of 27 tested, 0 new positives, 1 current hospitalization, 1 on ventilator.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

The Warm Springs COVID-19 Response team reports that “Our data continues to track and trend in the right direction, as our case count and positivity are dropping. “ CoVID-19 Update We hope this continues, as our community is responding in practicing the CoVID-19 safety practices.

The Lionshead fire fueled by dry fuels, rugged terrain and record winds increased in size to 105,340 acres and is 5% contained. Our Reservation crew are working to hold southern part of fire on reservation. The P-515 North Butte fire is 95% contained.

The air quality of our community is dependent on the wind direction, air quality is moderate today. If you have breathing disorders, asthma please stay out of the smoke, stay indoors, use an air cleaner and limit strenuous work outside in the smoke. Please call HIS Clinic, at 541-553-1196 if cough develops, shortness of breath, fever to discern if it’s smoke related or possibly CoVID-19.

The upcoming data on CoVID-19 will be coming out, and hopefully we can celebrate making changes to our ways of life in our community to battle this deadly disease.

Keep Masking up, social distancing, avoid gatherings of any size and not your household, avoid hot spots and be careful when near fire incidents.