Covid-19 Community Update: 16 Dec

Warm Springs, OR December 16, 2020

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

“As of 9:27am, 12/16/2020 – Warm Springs Health ness Center has sent in or tested 6193 Total Tests, 5607 Total Negative, 1 Test Pending, 558 Total Positive Cases, 27 Total Invalid, 60 Hospitalized, 55 Discharged 13 Deaths, 72 Positive test from other facilities, 630 Total. 12/15 – a total of 61 tested, 18 new positive, 21 total positives for the week., 48 Rapid, 12 positive, 12 BinaxNow, 6 positive; 1 State, 0 positive returned from State, 0 positive reported by Other Healthcare Facility, 5 Current Hospitalization, 2 on ventilator, 1 new COVID related deaths; There are currently 82 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 171 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)

“Warm Springs health officials expect an initial shipment of 200 Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of December. The initial shipment would be enough for front-line health workers serving the tribal community, plus staff and residents of High Lookee Lodge”, said Dr. Rachel Locker, Clinic Vaccine Coordinator. Spilyay Tymoo, 12-16-20 edition Note: Do not slow your Covid-19 safety practices.  Even with vaccines continued masking, social distancing, washing hands etc. are some of the actions needed to stay safe from this disease.

Jefferson County is on the extreme risk rating for the State of Oregon. On-reservation numbers do count in this tally. Our count for this report is from the people who are tested in the IHS Health and Wellness Center. The higher numbers recently have been from large family gatherings.

Stay Home, Stay Healthy