Covid-19 Community Update: 22 Dec

Warm Springs, OR December 22, 2020

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

“As of 8:46 am, 12/22/2020 – Warm Springs Health ness Center has sent in or tested 6435 Total Tests, 5833 Total Negative, 0 Test Pending, 575 Total Positive Cases, 27 Total Invalid, 64 Hospitalized, 58 Discharged, 14 Deaths, 73 Positive test from other facilities, 648 Total. 12/21– a total of 88 tested, 6 new positive, 6 total positives for the week., 64 Rapid, 6 positive, 24 BinaxNow, 0 positive; 0 State, 0 positive returned from State, 0 positive reported by Other Healthcare Facility, 6 Current Hospitalization, 1 on ventilator, 0 new COVID 19 deaths; There are currently 42 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 109 close contacts receiving daily monitoring by IHS staff. Flu Vaccine numbers – Community at 22.5%.” Hyllis D. Dauphinais, Sr. CEO, Portland Area Indian Health Service, Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center, 541-553-2176 (phone)

“With colder weather, and more people staying indoors – we find that pandemic fatigue is setting in. Maintaining physical distance from those we love is difficult. The holidays are typically a time to reconnect with family and friends. The safest way to celebrate the holidays is at home with the people who live with you…Travel may increase you chance of spreading and getting COVID-19. The Center for Disease Control continues to recommend postponing travel and staying home, as this is the best way to protect yourself and others this year.” Michael D. Weahkee, MBA, MHSA, Assistant Surgeon General, U. S. Public Health Service Director, Indian Health Service

As we are seeing increasing cases of COVID Remember: the vaccine is just one tool to fight this deadly virus—wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands often, avoid gatherings, go or stay home if ill. We have to use the complete treatments to slow the spread of this disease.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy