Nineteen new cases, 1 new death
Written by Patrick Schneider on February 7, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Sunday, February 7, 2021, there are nineteen people with new positive test results and one death 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 1,986. Currently, there are eight Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, five locally and three 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-ninth COVID-19 related death is an 85-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, February 3, 2021 and passed away today, February 7, 2021.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 171 cases in isolation, as well as another 344 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 515 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
Vaccines for seniors, who are over 80-years-of age or older, who’s primary care doctor or regular health care provider is on the list of local vaccinators, can call a provider starting on February 8, 2021 to set up an appointment for the COVID vaccine. Because the COVID vaccines have very specific handling constraints, all providers will be doing vaccines on a scheduled appointment only basis. Medical and Urgent Care Clinics will not and cannot do walk-in appointments.