Douglas County has reported one death and 28 new cases of COVID-19 in the past two days.
The 44th death of a Douglas County resident related to the coronavirus was reported Friday. An 84-year-old man was diagnosed on Jan. 8 and died Jan. 21.
On Friday, the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team also reported 17 new positive test results and one presumed positive case. On Saturday, the response team reported 10 positive results to bring the total to 1,767.
As of Saturday there were 13 local residents hospitalized with COVID-19, 11 locally and two out of the area.
Douglas Public Health Network is supporting 162 cases in isolation and 371 in quarantine throughout the county. Isolation is recommended for confirmed and presumptive cases.
Just before 1 p.m. Saturday, the state announced its death toll had risen to 1,877. 775 people were confirmed or presumed positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the state total to 137,600.
On Friday, Douglas County also reported that Oakland High School would be temporarily closed as a result of a positive COVID-19 case.
“Because we are a small high school many of our teachers see students of all grade levels, so we are opting to return to distance learning for the short term,” Oakland School District Superintendent Patti Lovemark said. The plan is for students to return to on-site learning on Feb. 1.
Due to widely available COVID-19 testing opportunities, the county has scaled back its testing clinic to one day a week. The next drive-thru testing clinic will be Friday in Roseburg.