Covid-19 Community Update: 20 Nov.

Warm Springs, OR November 20, 2020

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

“As of 9:21 am, 11/20/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 4782 Total Tests, 4252 Total Negative, 0 tests Pending, 406 Total Positive Cases (57 Positive test from other facilities, 463 Total), 24 Total Invalid, 49 Hospitalized, 48 Discharged and 10 Deaths. There are currently 66 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 80 close contacts receiving daily monitoring. Thursday – 11/19 a total of 59 tested, 5 new positive, 37 total positives for the week; 39 Rapid, 3 positive; 20 BinaxNow, 2 positive; 0 State, 0 positive returned from State; 0 positive reported by other healthcare facility; 1 current hospitalization, 0 on ventilator.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs and Wellness Center, CoVID-19 Update

Related notes from WS Health and Wellness Center: Flu Vaccine numbers: community at 20.9%.

Relate Health Information: “By getting your flu shot, you will not only protect yourself and your loved ones, you will help to reduce the burden on tribal (and non-tribal) hospitals and healthcare systems already struggling with the pandemic and the recent rise in cases. Studies have shown that getting a flu vaccine can reduce hospitalizations by about 40% for adults, children, and pregnant women!” Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board newsletter.

Practice Covid safety by masking up, social distancing, avoiding gatherings, stay home if sick, wash hands or use hand sanitizer. Plan to stay home and be safe over the weekend and consider modifying plans for Thanksgiving. Keep on protecting yourself, your family and all you loved ones-give them a phone call……due to Covid.