Twenty-two new cases, 14 hospitalized
Written by Patrick Schneider on February 13, 2021
Correction: Douglas County did not post 200 cases in one-week count beginning on Sunday February 7, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Saturday, February 13, 2021, there are twenty-two people with new positive test results to report since Friday’s noon case update.
The total number of cases (people with positive test results and presumptive) in Douglas County is now at 2,146. Currently, there are fourteen Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, eleven locally and three out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 247 cases in isolation, as well as another 648 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 895 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
Umpqua School District, in a notice released on February 13, 2021, South Umpqua School District Superintendent, Kate McLaughlin announced that they were notified by DPHN of a case at South Umpqua High School in Myrtle Creek.
At the County’s current rate of spread, the county could be placed in the Extreme Risk category if the spread of the virus continues to be high. The next risk level movement announcement from the state will be set Monday, February 22, 2021, and will be effective from Friday, February 26, 2021 through Thursday, March 11, 2021.