Thirty-five new positive cases, 50th death reported
Written by Patrick Schneider on February 9, 2021
(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Tuesday, February 9, 2021, there are thirty-five people with new positive test results and one death to report since Monday’s noon case update .
Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the death of another Douglas County resident related to the COVID-19 virus. Our fiftieth death is a 73-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 and passed away on Monday, February 8, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 2027. Currently, there are ten Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and three out-of-the-area.
Today was not a record case count, the highest single day reporting of new COVID cases was on Saturday, November 21, 2020, with 38 new cases.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 196 cases in isolation, as well as another 328 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 524 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
The State of Oregon notified Douglas County yesterday, that the county will not be moving out of the current risk level based on the county’s COVID-19 case count over the last two weeks. Douglas County will remain in the High Risk Level for the next two-week period, beginning Friday, February 12, 2021 and continuing through Thursday, February 25, 2021. The high risk level allows local business the opportunity to be open, with some restrictions and limitations on capacity.