Twenty-three new cases, 500 more doses of vaccine administered
Written by Patrick Schneider on January 15, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Friday, January 15, 2021, there are twenty-three people with new positive test results to report since Thursday’s noon case update.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 1,659. Currently, there are eleven Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eight locally and three out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 163 cases in isolation, as well as another 330 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 493 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
500 vaccines that were sent to Local Public Health less than 48 hours ago, have been deployed to approved local health care providers (vaccinators) in Douglas County. They are quickly working to vaccinate the current identified list of eligible Douglas County residents in accordance with the priority group guidelines and criteria set by the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Oregon Health Authority (OHA).