Ten new cases, 610 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine
Written by Patrick Schneider on January 31, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Sunday, January 31, 2021, there are ten people with new positive test results 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 1,864. Currently, there are seven Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, four locally and three out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 151 cases in isolation, as well as another 459 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 610 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
Currently, large amounts of vaccine aren’t available to the general public which means the vaccine is made available only to certain groups. According to OHA, only health care providers and workers; first responders; long term care facilities; correctional facility workers; tribal health members; VA workers; educators and child care providers are on the eligible list right now. Residents that are a part of any of these groups, and want to be vaccinated , can email health officials to be placed in line for vaccination at firstname.lastname@example.org.