No word on when vaccines will be available to Douglas County residents
Written by Patrick Schneider on January 6, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Wednesday, January 6, 2021, there are twelve people with new positive test results and one death to report since Tuesday’s noon case update.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,486. Currently, there are three Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, two locally and one 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. Our forty-second death is a 60-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 and passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 138 cases in isolation, as well as another 160 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 298 total contacts in isolation or quarantine.