Thirty-fourth COVID-19 related death reported


The Oregon Health Authority reported the thirty-fourth COVID-related death of a Baker County resident. “Oregon’s 5,313th COVID-19 related death is a 62-year-old man from Baker County who tested positive Nov. 16 and died Dec. 1. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.”

Health Department Director Nancy Staten said, “We are saddened by this loss in our community. Please keep his family and friends in your thoughts during this difficult time.”

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.