The Oregon Health Authority announced the twenty-second and twenty-third COVID-19 related deaths of Baker County residents today. Four COVID-19 related deaths of county residents have been reported in the last six days. The Oregon Health Authority states, “Oregon’s 3,599th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 18 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed. Oregon’s 3,600th COVID-19 related death is an 83-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died on Sept. 16 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.”
Commissioner Mark Bennett said, “I hope for solace for all of the families who are grieving in our community right now, and I’m sorry for the community’s loss of these two men. This many deaths reported inside a week is a hard blow for our small community.”
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.