Twenty-two new positive cases, 3 new presumptive test results
Written by Patrick Schneider on January 20, 2021
Douglas County, Ore. – Douglas County health officials report, as of 12:00 pm, Wednesday, January 20, 2021, there are twenty-two people with new positive test results and three new presumptive test results 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 1,723. Currently, there are nine Douglas County COVID-19 patients that are being hospitalized, seven locally and two out-of-the-area.
Currently, DPHN is supporting 144 cases in isolation, as well as another 264 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 408 total contacts and cases in isolation or quarantine.
North Douglas School District, in a notice released yesterday, Tuesday, January 19, 2021, North Douglas School District (NDSD) Superintendent, Jody Cyr, announced that they were notified by DPHN and Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer, Douglas County Public Health Officer, of a positive COVID-19 case at North Douglas Elementary School in Drain.
Due to widely available COVID-19 testing opportunities and locations in Douglas County, local public health authority and DPHN will step-back drive-through testing clinics to one day a week for the time being.