Oct. 21: Umatilla County Health Reports 147th-150th COVID Deaths

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The number of deaths in Umatilla County due to COVID-19 climbed to 150 today as the health department reported the four more residents have died from COVID-19.

Umatilla County’s 147th death with COVID-19 is an 86-old female who tested positive on Aug. 6 and died Aug. 20 at a private residence. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County’s 148th death with COVID-19 is a 70-year-old female who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died Sept. 10 at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County’s 149th death with COVID-19 is a 79-year-old female who tested positive on Aug. 31 and died Sept. 21 at Willowbrook Terrace in Pendleton. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County’s 150th death with COVID-19 is a 78-year-old male who tested positive on Aug. 3 and died Sept. 23 at Milton-Freewater Health and Rehabilitation Center in Milton Freewater. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County Health today also reported 50 new COVID-19 cases – up seven from Wednesday’s total.

Today’s new cases bring the county’s overall total to 14,450. There are 778 presumed cases of coronavirus – up three 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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