Lincoln County Public Health gave a weekly Covid 19 update for Friday, September 3rd. As of 12:00pm there were 36 new COVID-19 cases reported yesterday for a total of 87 cases in September. Lincoln County had 2 new hospitalizations reported. 3 COVID-19 patients are currently in local hospitals. 1 is in the intensive care unit. The County is also reporting 2 additional deaths today.
30 Lincoln County residents have died with COVID-19 during this pandemic – 8 since the beginning of August. There is a vaccination clinic tomorrow Saturday, September 4th at the Lincoln City outlets in the upper level of the parking garage from 11am – 3pm. With the highly-contagious Delta Variant spreading, COVID-19 cases rising and hospitals statewide at capacity, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) urges people in Oregon to take precautions to stay safe this Labor Day holiday. Playing it safe this long weekend is the best choice to protect yourself, your household and your community.
Today, OHA released its latest COVID-19 forecast. According to the report, the effective reproduction rate — the expected number of secondary cases that a single case generates — was estimated at 1.17 on Aug. 18, projecting a slight decline in the estimated growth of new cases from last week’s modeling scenario. At that level of transmission, the report estimates 970 cases per 100,000 people, or 2,900 daily cases and 160 hospitalizations for the two-week period ending between Sept. 8 and Sept. 21.
The modeling report also predicted a scenario based on a projected increase in facemask use among Oregonians between Aug. 18 and Aug. 31. If the trend of Oregonians complying with the protective measure were to increase from 65% to 80% among the susceptible population, the growth of new daily cases would be somewhat slower — at an estimated 870 per 100,000 people. That translates to 2,600 new cases and 140 hospitalizations by Sept. 21.
To find COVID-19 testing, vaccinations and more, call 211 or visit the Lincoln County website under the section called “What’s New.”