Eleventh COVID-19 Related Death Reported

The Oregon Health Authority announced the eleventh COVID-19 related death of a Baker County resident today. Baker County Health Department Director Nancy Staten says, “Our thoughts are with those who have lost a family member and friend. I’m deeply sorry, and we all offer our condolences.”

The Oregon Health Authority reported, “Oregon’s 2,306th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Baker County who tested positive on Feb. 22 and died on March 6 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.”

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.