Jan. 13: Umatilla County Health Reports 190th COVID-19 Death

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Umatilla County Health today reported the 190th county resident has died from COVID-19.

Umatilla County’s 190th death with COVID-19 is a 72-year-old female who tested positive on Nov. 27 and died Dec. 4 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center in Grants Pass. This individual had underlying conditions.

The health department today also reported 267 new cases – a decrease of 56 over Wednesday’s record of number of 323.

The health department has reported 1,600 new cases in the past six days for an average of 267 new cases per day.

Today’s cases bring the county’s overall total to 17,640. There are currently 913 presumptive cases of COVID-19 – up 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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