Twenty-six new cases, 400 vaccines administered
Written by Patrick Schneider on January 13, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Wednesday, January 13, 2021, there are twenty-six people with new positive test results and new death 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 1,622. Currently, there are eight Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six 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 patient was the forty-third death. the person was described as an 84-year-old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on Saturday, November 21, 2020 and passed away on Monday, January 4, 2021. In the interest of privacy for the loved ones of this resident, no additional information will be released.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 173 cases in isolation, as well as another 242 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 415 total contacts in isolation or quarantine.
As of noon yesterday, Tuesday, January 12, 2020, Douglas County has received 400 COVID-19 vaccines and all 400 of those have been administered to eligible residents at 6 approved local medical clinics. At this time, we have not received enough vaccines to move to the next phase or wave, or to hold a large community event.