Baker County is saddened to learn that the Oregon Health Authority has given notice of the sixth 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 1,982nd COVID-19 death is a 59-year-old man in Baker County who tested positive on Feb. 1 and died on Feb. 1 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.”
Baker County Health Department Director Nancy Staten says, “The staff at the Health Department extend our deepest condolences to their family and friends. This report really saddens all of us.”
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.