The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team announced 15 new positive and two presumptive positive test results for the coronavirus Saturday.
Six Douglas County residents are currently hospitalized due to the coronavirus, three in the county and three out of the area. As of Saturday, the response team was monitoring 176 positive test cases in isolation and another 161 who are in quarantine.
In Friday’s report, 19 new positive cases were announced in Douglas County. No deaths related to COVID-19 have been announced since Wednesday.
There has been no determination when Phase 2 of the vaccination will be rolled out, and that direction from the Oregon Health Authority may not come until late March or early April.
Also Friday, the Douglas Public Health Network held its 100th drive-thru COVID-19 testing clinic since the coronavirus pandemic began in March. Since the first such clinic held on March 17, nearly 2,200 tests have been conducted at the drive-thru clinics held both in the Roseburg and Reedsport.
The Oregon Health Authority Saturday announced 1,643 new cases and a staggering 28 deaths. The victims ranged in age from 68 to 100, with the median age of those dying because of the coronavirus being 87 years old. Of those who perished, 22 had confirmed underlying health conditions.