The Oregon Health Authority announced the twelfth COVID-19 related death of a Baker County resident today. Baker County Commissioner Mark Bennett says, “Our thoughts and prayers are with their family and friends as they grieve. I recognize that there are still many people in our community coping with sickness and loss from this virus. Even though case numbers have dropped and people are getting vaccinated, we all know this isn’t over yet. To everyone who’s grieving, you have my sincere condolences.”
The Oregon Health Authority reported, “Oregon’s 2,329th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Baker County who tested positive on March 8 and died on March 11 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center Boise. He had no 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.