Dec. 2: Umatilla County Health Reports 183rd COVID-19 Death

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While the number of new cases of COVID-19 are falling, virus-related deaths continue in Umatilla County as the health department today reported the 183rd death.

Umatilla County’s 183rd death with COVID-19 is a 76-year-old female who tested positive on Nov. 23 and died Nov. 30 at Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spokane, Wash. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County Health has reported 18 deaths in the past 24 days

The  health department today also reported six new cases – down three from Wednesday’s total.

Today’s new cases bring the county’s overall total to 15,140. There are 832 presumed cases of coronavirus – down one from Wednesday.

More details are available on the county’s COVID-19 dashboard.

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

To protect your health and the health of others, be sure to wear a mask, wash your hands and practice social distancing. 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.

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