Twelve new positive COVID-19 cases reported in Douglas County
Written by Patrick Schneider on March 17, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Wednesday, March 17, 2021, there are twelve people with new positive test results 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 2,743. Currently, there are twelve Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and five out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 119 cases in isolation, as well as another 312 contacts in quarantine in Douglas County. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases, quarantine is recommended for contacts of confirmed or presumptive cases. At the moment, there are 431 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
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