Twenty-seven new cases, 2 new deaths
Written by Patrick Schneider on February 24, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Wednesday, February 24, 2021, there are twenty-seven people with new positive test results and two deaths 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 2,417. Currently, there are sixteen Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, twelve locally and four out-of-the-area.
Douglas County Public Health Officer, Dr. Robert Dannenhoffer, has confirmed the deaths of two more Douglas County residents related to the COVID-19 virus. The fifty-second death is a 74-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday, February 1, 2021 and passed away on Wednesday, February 17, 2021. The fifty-third death is a 71-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Monday, February 8, 2021 and passed away on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of these residents, no additional information will be released.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 275 cases in isolation, as well as another 567 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 842 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.