Twenty-seven new cases as Douglas County moves into lower risk category Friday
Written by Patrick Schneider on December 31, 2020
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report as of 12:00 pm Thursday, December 31, 2020, there are twenty-seven people with new positive test results 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 1,394. Currently, there are eight Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and one out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 94 cases in isolation, as well as another 186 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 280 total contacts in isolation or quarantine.
Douglas County is being lowered to the High Risk Level from the Extreme Risk Level. The new risk levels will be in effect from Friday, January 1, 2021 to Thursday, January 14, 2021.