Twenty-fourth COVID-19 related death reported


The Oregon Health Authority announced, “Oregon’s 3,627th COVID-19 related death is a 20-year-old woman from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 11 and died on Sept. 20 at St. Alphonsus Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.” This is the twenty-fourth death of a county resident, and the youngest county resident to date whose death is related to COVID-19.

Commissioner Mark Bennett said, “I’m so sorry for her family and friends’ loss. Please keep her family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. This week has been particularly hard with so many deaths reported.”

In the past seven days, five COVID-19 related deaths of county residents have been reported.

To protect the privacy and well-being of the family, and to maintain compliance with health information privacy regulations, no further information about the individuals will be released by the County. We encourage everyone to be respectful as these families in our community are grieving.