Seventh COVID-19 related death reported in Baker County


The Oregon Health Authority notified Baker County of another 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 1,992nd COVID-19 death is an 86-year-old man in Baker County who became symptomatic on Jan. 20 after contact with a confirmed case and died on Jan. 30 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center. He had no underlying conditions.”

County Commissioner Mark Bennett says, “I’m terribly sorry to learn about his passing, and I extend my condolences to their friends and family. We’re mourning the loss of our community member with you.”

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.