June 21, 2021 1:30 p.m. 

I more person has died related to COVID-19 in Douglas County and 29 more people have received new positive test results, as of Wednesday.

County Public Health Officer Dr. Bob Dannenhoffer said the 87th death was a 95-year old woman who was diagnosed with COVID-19 on July 13th and passed away on Tuesday.

The Douglas County COVID-19 Recovery Update said the total number of cases is now at 4,197. Of those, 4,004 are people that have received positive test results and 193 are presumptive. 12 Douglas County COVID-19 patients are hospitalized, 9 locally and 3 outside the area. 142 people are in isolation. 144 people are in quarantine. That means the staff with the Douglas Public Health Network are supporting 286 people that are either in isolation or       quarantine.

The Tuesday recap said 9 more people received new positive test results for COVID-19.

Dannenhoffer told News Radio 1240 KQEN that the cases are widespread around the county, with some small workplace outbreaks. Dannenhoffer said, “The only obvious pattern is that they are overwhelmingly in unvaccinated people. Samples have been sent for sequencing. We worry that this may represent the spread of the Delta variant. The vaccines seem to work well against all of the variants. We strongly recommend that unvaccinated people get vaccinated”. Dannenhoffer said the daily case number has not been this high in many weeks.

Go to www.douglaspublichealthnetwork.org for more local information about COVID-19.