Eighteenth COVID-19 related death reported


The Oregon Health Authority reported the eighteenth COVID-19 related death of a Baker County resident. The report is the 2,863rd COVID-19 death for Oregon, a 93-year-old woman from Baker County who tested positive on July 8 and died on July 29 at St. Alphonsus Regional Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Health Department Director Nancy Staten says, “All of us at the Health Department are so sad to receive this report. A loss like this is never easy, and we’re thinking of their family and friends during this difficult time.” 

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.