Covid-19 Community Update: 20 Oct

Warm Springs, OR October 20, 2020

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

“As of 8:34 am, 10/20/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3840 Total Tests, 3483 Total Negative, 6 tests Pending, 329 Total Positive Cases (51 Positive test from other facilities, 376 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 41 Hospitalized, 41 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 7 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 18 close contacts receiving daily monitoring; Monday – 10/19 a total of 31 tested, 2 new positive and 2 total for week. 0 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 – Federal Employees 89 (92.9%) —Community 735 or 13.2% of 2019 user population.

The air quality this morning is Good AQI =12-14. The Warm Springs Tribal Council heard a report from the Warm Springs Covid-19 Response team: We are all please with the Warm Springs community’s low Covid-19 positive numbers- 4 positives for the week. Keep up the good work Warm Springs community. Vaccine distribution was discussed with pre-planning discussions on how to work with various federal and State of Oregon agencies. Making sure highest risk have first priority, then with emergency/first responders, teachers and students next. The Covid-19 vaccine is a ways off predictions range from December of 2020 to April 2021.

The Center for Disease Control aka CDC….called masks “one of the most effective strategies available for reducing COVID-19 transmission…and said well fitted face coverings ..are most likely to reduce the spread of COVID-19 when they are widely used by people in public settings…” CBS News

Keep up the great effort on lessening chances of spreading Covid-19.