Thirteenth COVID-19 related death reported


The Oregon Health Authority announced the thirteenth COVID-19 related death of a Baker County resident today. Health Department Director Nancy Staten says, “We’re really saddened to receive this report. All of us here at the Health Department send our condolences to his family and friends.”

The Oregon Health Authority reported, “Oregon’s 2,435th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Baker County who tested positive on March 24 and died on April 3 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.