Nov. 19: Umatilla County Health Reports 6 New COVID-19 Deaths

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Umatilla County Health today reported six more county residents have died from COVID-19, bringing the total number of deaths in the county to 176.

Umatilla County’s 171st death with COVID-19 is an 80-old female who tested positive on Sept. 3 and died Nov. 2 at Milton-Freewater Health and Rehabilitation Center. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County’s 172nd death with COVID-19 is a 91-year-old male who tested positive on Oct. 18 and died Nov. 14 at Desire for Healing in Pendleton. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County’s 173rd death with COVID-19 is a 67-year-old female who tested positive on Oct. 25 and died Nov. 16 at Good Shepherd Hospital in Hermiston. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County’s 174th death with COVID-19 is a 60-year-old male who tested positive on Oct. 30 and died Nov. 15 at St. Luke’s Medical Center in Boise, Idaho. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County’s 175th death with COVID-19 is a 71-year-old female who died April 29 at a private residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County’s 176th death with COVID-19 is a 65-year-old male who died Oct. 8 at a private residence. The death certificate listed COVID-19 as a contributing cause of death. This individual had underlying conditions.

The health department today also reported 22 new cases – up six from Thursday’s total.

Today’s new cases bring the county’s overall total to 15,041. There are 823 presumed cases of coronavirus – up three from Thursday.

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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