Nineteen new positive cases, 839 persons in isolation or quarantine
Written by Patrick Schneider on February 19, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Friday, February 19, 2021, there are nineteen people with new positive test results and one new presumptive test result to report since Thursday’s noon case update.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 2,302. Currently, there are fifteen Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eleven locally and four out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 266 cases in isolation, as well as another 573 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 839 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
Douglas County Local Public Health has received a total of 6,500 COVID-19 first dose vaccines from the State of Oregon to date, and has deployed all of those to local approved vaccinators throughout the county. Unfortunately, this number is the same as last week, as Oregon’s allotment of COVID-19 vaccines did not arrive this week from the Federal Government, because of an unfortunate distribution delay due to the severe winter weather across the nation.