The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported three people with new positive test results of coronavirus as of noon Thursday, giving the county a cumulative total of 249 cases.
Three Douglas County COVID-19 patients are being cared for locally, and 31 people are in isolation, down five since the agency’s Wednesday update.
The Douglas Public Health Network is also supporting an additional 174 contacts in quarantine throughout the county.
“We are still on a case increase trend,” the team said in Thursday’s report. “This should be very concerning to everyone. We have worked so hard to minimize the spread of the virus, but the numbers are increasing. So again, we would like to remind our residents that this is not a time to let your guard down.”
Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority reported 363 new confirmed and presumptive COVID-19 cases in its Thursday report, as well as an additional death, the 560th death in Oregon attributed to the coronavirus.
A 44-year-old Klamath County man with underlying health conditions was diagnosed on Sept. 21 and died on Wednesday at Sky Lakes Medical Center in Klamath Falls, the report said.
The state’s total of confirmed and presumptive cases reached 33,862.
Douglas County will be holding another COVID-19 drive-thru testing clinic Friday.