December 4, 2020 1:30 p.m.
On Friday, the Douglas Public Health Network reported that 3 more county residents have died of COVID-19.
County Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer said the 20th COVID-related death was an 87-year old man who was diagnosed with COVID on November 1st. The man was a veteran on hospice, who died at his home on Monday. DPHN was notified of his death Thursday night. The 21st COVID-related death was an 89-year old man diagnosed with COVID on November 12th. He was hospitalized the following day, was later released and also died on hospice at home. His death was reported Thursday. The 22nd COVID-related death was a 63-year old woman who was diagnosed and admitted to the hospital on November 21st. She died Friday morning at the hospital.
25 more people have received new positive test results for COVID-19 in the county and there is 1 new presumptive case.
The total number of cases is now at 1,036. Of those, 965 are people that have received positive test results and 71 are presumptive. 15 Douglas County COVID-19 patients are currently hospitalized, 13 locally and 2 outside the area. 187 people are in isolation. 336 people are in quarantine. That means the staff with DPHN are supporting 523 people that are either in isolation or quarantine.
Go to www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org for more local information about COVID-19.