January 13, 2021 3:00 p.m.

COVID-19 has claimed 1 more life in Douglas County, and 26 people have received new positive test results, as of Wednesday.

County Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer said the 43rd death is an 84-year old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on November 21st and passed away on January 4th.

An update from the Douglas County COVID-19 Response Team said the total number of cases is now at 1,622. Of those, 1,536 are people that have received new positive test results and 86 are presumptive. 8 Douglas County COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, 6 locally and 2 outside the area. 173 people are in isolation. 242 are in quarantine. That means the staff with the Douglas Public Health Network are supporting 415 people that are either in isolation or quarantine.

DCCRT said a large outbreak, now the single largest local epilink outbreak of the pandemic, has been linked to a local faith organization as the source. There have been nearly 60 positive cases, with dozens of residents asked to quarantine, and several hospitalizations that are part of this outbreak.

The update said on Tuesday Douglas County received 400 COVID-19 vaccines. All of those have been administered to eligible residents at 6 approved local medical clinics. That number does not include vaccines that have gone to sites like the Roseburg VA, Mercy Medical Center, EMS, the Cow Creek Tribe and other local facilities that received their vaccines directly from the federal or state governments in order to begin direct vaccinations to the first priority group. The update said the county has not received enough vaccines to move on to the next phase or wave, or to hold a large community event.