Twenty-seventh COVID-19 related death reported


Today, the Oregon Health Authority announced the twenty-seventh COVID-related death in Baker County. “Oregon’s 3,967th COVID-19 related death is a 71-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 21 and died on Oct. 4 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. He had underlying conditions.”

Health Department Director Nancy Staten said, “Our thoughts are with his friends and family, we’re saddened by this loss for them and our whole 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 individuals will be released by the County. We encourage everyone to be respectful as these families in our community are grieving.