Covid-19 Community Update: 24 Dec

Warm Springs, OR December 24, 2020

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

“As of 8:48 am, 12/24/2020 – Warm Springs Health ness Center has sent in or tested 6522 Total Tests, 5910 Total Negative, 0 Test Pending, 585 Total Positive Cases, 27 Total Invalid, 64 Hospitalized, 59 Discharged, 14 Deaths, 74 Positive test from other facilities, 659 Total. 12/23 – a total of 27 tested, 4 new positive, 17 total positives for the week., 26 Rapid, 3 positive, 1 BinaxNow, 0 positive; 0 State, 0 positive returned from State, 1 positive reported by Other Healthcare Facility, 6 Current Hospitalization, 0 on ventilator, 0 new COVID 19 deaths; There are currently 43 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 90 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)

“I wanted to take minute to recognize and thank the CoVID Response Team, Tribal Council and our community leaders for the amazing job you all have been doing over these many months in response to the pandemic we call COVID-19. Our community needed you and you responded. We have all pulled together to support one another and to provide the best care we can to our Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs communities. As we have begun the process of dispensing the mRNA Moderna vaccine, we can all start to see a glimmer of hope and light at the end of the COVID tunnel.

We still have a ways to go and we still need to practice our masking, social distancing and top notch hand hygiene practices, so we continue to protect one another and our community until everyone who chooses is vaccinated. I’m hoping and paying you all consider getting vaccinated to protect yourself, but also to protect our community from the virus. From my family to yours, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.” Hyllis D. Dauphinais, Sr.

More information on Moderna vaccine and vaccinations will be provided. Answering questions like:
What is efficacy?
How do we know the Moderna vaccine is safe for our people?
Please keep on being Covid-19 safe and seriously consider getting the vaccination.

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