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All New COVID Cases In Douglas Co. Among Non-Vaccinated, Officials Say

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Douglas County health officials say Thursday marked the highest single day of new COVID-19 cases-- since March. They say over the past two weeks, the new cases are all from residents who are not fully vaccinated. 

The county reported 24 new positive and presumptive cases Thursday followed by 22 on Friday. There is also worry over the fluctuating, but high rate of hospitalizations. There are currently 16 patients with severe COVID disease in hospitals.

Douglas County just passed the 50% mark for COVID-19 vaccinations in residents 16 and older. Officials urge those who are eligible to get the shot and help prevent spread of the disease

Tiffany joined the KLCC News team in 2007. She studied journalism at the University of Missouri-Columbia and has worked in a variety of media including television and daily print news. For KLCC, Tiffany reports on health care, social justice and local/regional news. She has won awards from Oregon Associated Press, PRNDI, and Education Writers Association.
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