Thirty-first COVID-19 related death reported


Today, the Oregon Health Authority announced the thirty-first COVID-19 related death in Baker County.  “Oregon’s 4,866th COVID-19 related death is a 70-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive on Nov. 9 and died on Nov. 15 at Saint Alphonsus Regional Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.”

Commissioner Mark Bennett said, “Receiving the news of another COVID-19 related death in our tight-knit community is particularly difficult. We are saddened by this loss and will keep his family and friends in our thoughts and prayers.”

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.