Covid-19 Community Update: 23 Dec

Warm Springs, OR December 23, 2020

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

“As of 9:17 am, 12/23/2020 – Warm Springs Health ness Center has sent in or tested 6495 Total Tests, 5886 Total Negative, 0 Test Pending, 582 Total Positive Cases, 27 Total Invalid, 64 Hospitalized, 59 Discharged, 14 Deaths, 73 Positive test from other facilities, 655 Total. 12/22– a total of 60 tested, 7 new positive, 13 total positives for the week., 42 Rapid, 7 positive, 18 BinaxNow, 0 positive; 0 State, 0 positive returned from State, 0 positive reported by Other Healthcare Facility, 5 Current Hospitalization, 0 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 106 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)

The term efficacy, means how effective is the vaccine in dealing with Covid-19, 94 % is quite good. Safety to the person receiving the vaccine is also a concern. We have heard the Health professionals, like Dr. Anthony Fauci, speak about the shots themselves…. Looking to the future: “At the end of the summer, if we can get the overwhelming majority of the people in this country to accept vaccinations, I think, we will be in good shape towards approaching what all of us would want, a return to some for of normality,”. Dr. Fauci, is the nations’s top infectious disease expert, says he is feeling “quite good” a day after receiving his first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine.”

Normality, some sort of normal, will be the result of taking the vaccine, keeping on all the COVID-19 safety measures and having a majority of our Warm Springs community getting vaccinated. Some of us are watching those that are in the 1-A group of vaccine roll out. We will be reporting from those who have received the COVID-19 Moderna vaccine.

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