Nine new positive cases, 1 new death
Written by Patrick Schneider on January 26, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Tuesday, January 26, 2021, there are nine people with new positive test results, one presumptive test result that has moved to positive with a positive test result and one death to report since Monday’s noon case update.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,811. Currently, there are eleven Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally and two 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 forty-seventh death is a 96-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, January 15, 2021 and passed away on Monday, January 25, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released.
The Winston Dillard School District. In a notice released Sunday, January 24, 2021, Winston Middle School Principal David Welker, announced that the school was notified by DPHN and Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer, of a positive COVID-19 case at Winston Middle School in Winston.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 147 cases in isolation, as well as another 331 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 478 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.