Fourteen new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Douglas County
Written by Patrick Schneider on March 1, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Monday, March 1, 2021, there are fourteen people with new positive 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 2,494. Currently, there are seventeen Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, thirteen locally and four out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 267 cases in isolation, as well as another 545 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 812 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
Starting today, Monday, March 1, 2021, the next group of seniors, residents who are aged 65-years-old and older (Phase 1-B, Group 5), are now eligible to call and schedule an appointment with their local health care provider or local pharmacy that has signed up to be a COVID vaccinator in Douglas County.
The next phase of shots become eligible March 29, 2021. Those eligible for thier first round shots will be adults 45–64 with one or more underlying health conditions with increased risk such as migrant and seasonal farm workers, seafood and agricultural worker and people living in low-income senior housing, senior congregate and independent living. Others that will become eligible are individuals experiencing homelessness (sheltered and unsheltered), people currently displaced by wildfires and wildland firefighters.