Ten new positive cases, 1 new death
Written by Patrick Schneider on January 3, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm Today, Sunday, January 3, 2021, there are ten people with new positive test results, one new presumptive and one death to report since Saturday’s noon case update yesterday.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,447. Currently, there are five Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, four 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-first death is an 86-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Wednesday, December 16, 2020 and passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 153 cases in isolation, as well as another 195 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 348 total contacts in isolation or quarantine.