Douglas County may qualify for lower level of state restrictions with ten new cases
Written by Patrick Schneider on December 27, 2020
Douglas County, Ore. – local health officials report there are ten people with new positive test results to report since Saturday’s noon case update. eleven Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally and two out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 154 cases in isolation, as well as another 259 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. Currently, staff is supporting an astounding 413 total contacts in isolation or quarantine.
Health officials say that for the fourth week in a row case numbers are going down. While still too high, Douglas County had 74 new cases this last week, a two-week total of 174, which is under the 200 per 100,000 bench, and should allow Douglas County to be able to move down to a lower level of state restrictions.