Twenty-sixth COVID-19 related death reported


Today, the Oregon Health Authority announced the twenty-sixth COVID-related death in Baker County. “Oregon’s 3,915th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old woman from Baker County who tested positive on Sept. 23 and died on Oct. 5 at Saint Alphonsus Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.” 

Health Department Director Nancy Staten said, “The Health Department staff and I are so sorry for her friends and family. The toll COVID is taking on our community is painful. Please take care of each other, there are a lot of community members that need that right now.” 

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.