Twenty-six new positive cases; 1,900 vaccine doses to be administered this week
Written by Patrick Schneider on February 4, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Thursday, February 4, 2021, there are twenty-six people with new positive test results and two new presumptive 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 1,931. Currently, there are ten Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, six locally and four out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 142 cases in isolation, as well as another 282 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 424 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
This week, Douglas County received 1,900 COVID vaccines this week from the State. Local Public Health Administrators (LPHA), DPHN, Aviva Health and Douglas ESD have been vaccinating the most recent group of eligible residents, which included educators and child care providers, as well as residents listed in the previously eligibility groups.
At this time, OHA has determined that the next eligible group to receive vaccines will be residents who are 80-years-old or older, beginning on Monday, February 8, 2021. They will be followed by those residents who are 75-years-old and older beginning on February 15, and then those residents who are 70-years-old or older beginning on February 22.
The Senior Population Vaccination Plan will be released, Friday, February 5, 2021. Vaccine availability is dependent on an allocation from the State, and their vaccine availability is dependent on their allocation from the Federal Government.