Twenty-first COVID-19 related death reported


The Oregon Health Authority announced the twenty-first COVID-19 related death of a Baker County resident, the second such death reported in five days. The Oregon Health Authority reported, “Oregon’s 3,573rd COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 8 and died on Sept. 12 at his residence. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.”

Health Department Director Nancy Staten says, “This report is so hard for all of us at the Health Department, and I want their family and friends to know my heart is with them.”

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.