TILLAMOOK COUNTY COMMUNITIY HEALTH CENTER: COVID-19 Response & Update

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42 new cases occurred in the past two weeks (7/04/21 – 07/17/21) and a test positivity rate of 5.1%. More than 9 in 10 new infections, hospitalizations and deaths continue to occur among people who are unvaccinated or not fully vaccinated. Based on case investigation, it is estimated that in Tillamook County, there have been 6 cases where fully vaccinated residents tested positive for COVID-19 since June 2021.

March 2020 – July 22, 2021 Tillamook County COVID-19 Count:  726 confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths* and 31 hospitalizations. *NOTE:  The Oregon Health Authority announced another death in Tillamook County today July 23, 201.

CASES

DELTA VARIANT: 90 cases have been tracked in Oregon; 14 of the cases are located in region one (Clackamas, Clatsop, Multnomah, Tillamook, and Washington counties). While county level data is not available for variant tracking at this time, Oregon Health Authority reports it is now the dominant variant circulating in Oregon and it is expected to continue to increase in the coming weeks. The emergence of this highly contagious variant should be a red alert to those who remain unvaccinated. You are at higher risk now than you were earlier in the pandemic and you are putting the people around you at risk.

  • It is recommended that people who are not fully vaccinated continue to practice public health interventions such as wearing a mask indoors and in outdoor crowded settings so that they can protect themselves and their loved ones from COVID-19.

VACCINATIONS: To date, 14,609 Tillamook County residents have chosen to be vaccinated.

  • All the current, best science tells us that all 3 vaccines protect you against severe COVID-19 illness, hospitalization and death, even if you are exposed to any of the current variants of concern (including the Delta variant).
  • If you have not done so yet, make a plan to get vaccinated as soon as you can. All those 12 years and older are eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine. COVID-19 vaccines are available at no cost. Health insurance and immigration status information is not needed. Contact your local healthcare provider, drop into a pharmacy, or stop by our office for a vaccine.

About Tillamook County Community Health Centers:
TCCHC has been a Federally Qualified Health Center since 1994, providing medical, dental, behavioral and public health services.

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Additional Resources:

Oregon Health Authority COVID-19 Information: http://healthoregon.org/coronavirus  

CDC COVID-19 Information: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html