Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team reported 14 new cases Thursday.
The county response team also announced its 59th death, a 76-year-old man who was diagnosed March 4 and died Wednesday.
The 14 new cases Thursday raised the county’s weekly total to 40 since Monday. Nine area residents are hospitalized due to the coronavirus, six locally and three out of the area.
The Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team is monitoring 112 positive cases who are in isolation and 216 potential contacts who are in quarantine.
The county announced Thursday the acquisition of two mobile medical vans which it hopes to deploy in early April for use as mobile vaccination “pop-up” centers both in rural and remote areas of the county as well as local businesses.
Statewide, the Oregon Health Authority reported 422 new positive and presumptive COVID-19 cases Thursday. The health authority also announced two deaths, raising to state’s death toll due to the coronavirus to 2,370.