The Oregon Health Authority announced the nineteenth COVID-19 related death of a Baker County resident. Health Department Director Nancy Staten says, “All of us at the Health Department offer our condolences to those impacted by the loss of a loved one. These reports never get easier. As COVID-19 continues to surge in Baker County, please be mindful – continue to wash your hands, stay home when you are sick and consider getting vaccinated.”
The Oregon Health Authority reported, “Oregon’s 2,982nd COVID-19 associated death is a 95-year-old woman from Baker County who died on Aug. 17 at her residence. Date of positive test and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.”
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.