Sixteen new cases, mass vaccination event Saturday for seniors 65 and over
Written by Patrick Schneider on March 10, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Wednesday, March 10, 2021, there are sixteen people with new positive test results and one new presumptive case 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 2,666. Currently, there are eleven Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and five 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 fifty-seventh death is a 62-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, and passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 180 cases in isolation, as well as another 386 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. At the moment, there are 566 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
on Wednesday, the county released more information on the mass drive-through COVID-19 vaccination event for seniors that will take place on Saturday, March 13, 2021. The event will be at the Douglas County Fairgrounds, and will be open only for eligible residents ages 65 and older, by appointment only.
Eligible seniors ages 65 and older can sign up for the drive-through vaccination event starting at noon, Wednesday, March 10, 2021a couple different ways. For seniors who have access to a computer or a smartphone, you can do self-sign up at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/145391083645. The process is fast and easy and generally takes less than five minutes. For seniors without computer access, please call (541) 671-3646 and leave a voicemail message. One of our volunteers will call you back and help get you signed up.
According to Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, our Douglas County Public Health Officer, “We will be offering 200 doses of the Johnson and Johnson one shot COVID vaccine, and 500 doses of the two shot Pfizer COVID vaccine. Both are excellent safe and effective vaccines.”