Aug. 11: Umatilla County Reports One Death, 27 New COVID-19 Cases


Umatilla County Health today reported another resident dying from coronavirus, along with 27 new confirmed cases.

Umatilla County’s 32nd COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old male who tested positive July 17 and died Aug. 10 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. This individual had underlying conditions.

The 27 new cases reported today by Umatilla County Health officials brings the county’s total thus far to 2,178.

There are 131 presumed cases of coronavirus in the county. Eight people are currently hospitalized.

Umatilla County officials reiterated their advice to residents to take precautions against the spread of coronvirus:

It is imperative that any person who is exhibiting symptoms of respiratory illness stay home. UCo Health continues to discover instances where individuals are continuing to work while sick. Now, more than ever, it is important for businesses to ensure that employees are not coming to work sick. Employees may feel internal and external pressure to work through mild illness. Businesses are encouraged to develop flexible leave policies to support employees who become ill and establish procedures for sending employees who are not feeling well home. Anyone who is exhibiting any symptoms of respiratory illness must stay home from work for 72-hours after all symptoms (fever, cough, shortness of breath, diarrhea, etc.) have resolved.