Thirty-five new positive cases marking 70 cases in 2 days
Written by Patrick Schneider on February 10, 2021
(Douglas County, Ore.) Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Wednesday, February 10, 2021, there are thirty-five people with new positive test results, two new presumptive test results 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 2064. Currently, there are eleven Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and three 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. The fifty-first death is an 89-year-old man who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Sunday, January 24, 2021 and passed away on Tuesday, February 9, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 216 cases in isolation, as well as another 402 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 618 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
Wednesday, February 10, 2021, Douglas County local public health has received, and then deployed 6500 doses of the COVID vaccine to local vaccinators. According to the State/OHA’s vaccination eligibility plan, those over 80-years-of-age are eligible to receive the vaccine as of Monday, February 8, 2021.