Nov. 2: Umatilla County Health Reports 2 More COVID-19 Deaths

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Umatilla County Health today reported two more county residents have died from COVID-19 – the 154th and 155th COVID-related deaths.

Umatilla County’s 154th death with COVID-19 is a 29-year-old male who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died Oct. 21 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. This individual had underlying health conditions.

Umatilla County’s 155th death with COVID-19 is a 79-year-old male who tested positive on on Oct. 29 and died that same day at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. This individual had underlying health conditions.

The health department today also reported 38 new COVID-19 cases – an increase of 21 over Monday’s total.

Today’s new cases bring the county’s overall total to 14,727. There are 791 presumed cases of coronavirus – up two from Monday.

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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