Thirteen new positive cases, county receives 500 more vaccine doses
Written by Patrick Schneider on January 14, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report as of 12:00 pm, Thursday, January 14, 2021, there are thirteen people with new positive test results and one with presumptive result to report since Wednesday’s noon case update.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,636. Currently, there are eleven Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and three out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 164 cases in isolation, as well as another 304 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 468 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
Local Public Health has received 500 more COVID-19 vaccines, and they have been distributed to approved local health care providers in Douglas County for immediate vaccination of eligible Douglas County residents in accordance with the priority group guidelines and criteria set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA).