Covid-19 Community Update: 8 Oct

Warm Springs, OR October 9, 2020

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

“As of 8:41am, 10/8/2020 – Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center has sent in or tested 3658 Total Tests, 3310 Total Negative, 3 Tests Pending, 323 Total Positive Cases (50 Positive test from other facilities, 365 Total), 22 Total Invalid, 41 Hospitalized, 40 Discharged and 9 Deaths. There are currently 19 persons with active COVID-19 receiving daily monitoring by Tribal and IHS staff and 38 close contacts receiving daily monitoring by IHS staff. Wednesday – 10/7 a total of 27 tested, 8 new positive and 10 total for the Week, 1 current hospitalization, 0 on ventilator. Note: Of the 10 new cases this week, we have been able to tie them all back to other known positive cases and 6 of the 10 are from one family.” Dauphinais, Hyllis, CEO, Warm Springs Health and Wellness Center.

Indigenous day is coming up-our people are the survivors of disease from the past, it’s been said by scientists that 90 % of our tribal populations were wiped out along the Columbia River. We are the survivors of the 10 % that survived. Let us keep on as proud tribal people by practicing Covid-19 safety wherever we go.

The Warm Springs Covid-19 Response team is very concerned about gatherings; if you have family get togethers, wearing masks, social distancing, washing hands all still need to be practiced.

Related health issues: Flu shots are available, please check with HIS on schedule. The air quality this morning is Hazardous –AQI = 163-165.