Eleven new cases, 2 more COVID-19 related deaths
Written by Patrick Schneider on January 24, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Sunday, January 24, 2021, there are eleven people with new positive test results and two deaths to report since Saturday’s noon case update .
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,778. Currently, there are ten Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and two out-of-the-area.
Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of two more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. The forty-fifth death is a 66-year-old man who passed away on Wednesday, January 20, 2021, and was confirmed positive with COVID-19 post mortem on Saturday, January 23, 2021. The forty-sixth death is an 82-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, January 13, 2021 and passed away on Saturday, January 23, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 173 cases in isolation, as well as another 375 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 548 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.