Thirteen new cases, 1 new death
Written by Patrick Schneider on December 30, 2020
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm Wednesday, December 30, 2020, there are twelve people with new positive test results, one new presumptive 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 1,367. Currently, there are ten Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, nine locally and one out-of-the-area.
Our Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. The thirty-ninth death was a 72-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Friday, November 20, 2020 and passed away on Tuesday, December 29, 2020.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 94 cases in isolation, as well as another 186 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 280 total contacts in isolation or quarantine.