Baker County regrets to report that the Oregon Health Authority has given notice of the fifth COVID-19 related death of a Baker County resident. Our hearts go out to the family and friends who have lost a loved one.
The Oregon Health Authority reported, “Oregon’s 1,390th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Baker County who tested positive on Dec.19 and died on Dec. 21 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.”
Baker County Health Department Director Nancy Staten, says, “We really feel for the family and friends of this person, and we’re grieving too. This really brings home the fact that we’re not out of the woods yet.”
To protect the privacy and well-being of the family, and to maintain compliance with health information privacy regulations, no further information about the individual will be released by the County. We encourage everyone to be respectful as a family in our community grieves.