Sixteenth COVID-19 related death reported


The Oregon Health Authority reported the sixteenth COVID-19 related death of a Baker County resident, saying “Oregon’s 2,805th death is a 59-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on July 7 and died on July 13 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.”

Commissioner Mark Bennett said, “I send my condolences to his family and friends, I’m so sorry for their loss. We clearly still need to be aware that the virus continues to be active in our community, and variants are spreading that are even more contagious. Unfortunately, this isn’t over. I encourage everyone to be mindful of protecting themselves and others, especially those with underlying health risks.” 

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.