Five new positive cases, 10 hospitalized
Written by Patrick Schneider on February 8, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Monday, February 8, 2021, there are five people with new positive test results and one presumptive test result to report since Sunday’s noon case update.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,992. Currently, there are ten Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and three out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 162 cases in isolation, as well as another 330 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 492 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
Another school related case was reported last week. In a press releases issued on February 6, 2021, South Umpqua School District Superintendent Kate McLaughlin and Principal Ariel Mainz, announced that they were notified by DPHN and Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, of a positive COVID-19 case at Myrtle Creek Elementary School in Myrtle Creek.
COVID-19 vaccines are still not widely available to Douglas County residents. However, U.S. Military Veterans may be eligible to get vaccinated at the Roseburg VA. The Roseburg VA Health Care System is setting up appointments for veteran patients to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To qualify for the current round of COVID-19 vaccinations at the VA, veterans must be 75 or older, or be homeless, or be frontline essential workers, hemodialysis or organ transplant patients, or chemotherapy patients receiving care at a clinic or hospital. Veterans can get more information at (541) 440-1000 or via the web at: https://www.va.gov/health-care/covid-19-vaccine/.