Fourteen new positive cases,1 new death reported in Douglas County
Written by Patrick Schneider on March 11, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Thursday, March 11, 2021, there are fourteen people with new positive test results, one new presumptive case and one death to report since Wednesday’s noon case update.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 2,681. Currently, there are eleven Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and five out-of-the-area.
Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. The fifty-eighth death is a 91-year-old woman, who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday, February 8, 2021, and passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 192 cases in isolation, as well as another 455contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. At the moment, there are 647 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
The FBI has issued warnings regarding COVID-19 vaccine scams. Taken from warning and tips from the Oregon FBI from their tech Tuesday weekly segment, “Building a digital defense against COVID-19 vaccine scams”. Oregon and Washington are seeing increasing numbers of vaccine doses compared to where we were a few months ago, but demand is still far outstripping supply. That sets up a situation where bad actors (criminals, thieves and scammers) can use your anxiety to steal your identity and your money.
Here are Some Warning Signs for COVID Vaccine Scams and Frauds to AVOID:
• You receive or see ads or offers for early access to a vaccine if you pay a deposit or fee.
• You are asked to pay out-of-pocket to get the vaccine or pay a fee to put your name on a COVID-19 vaccine waiting list. In any case, you should not have to pay for your vaccine.
• You see claims of FDA approval for a vaccine that cannot be verified.
• You receive unsolicited ads from unknown companies for vaccines through social media platforms, email, telephone calls, or online. Any contact you get should be from a known medical provider, health department, or relevant government agency. Check your sources.