Oct. 7: Umatilla County Health Reports 4 New COVID-19 Deaths

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Umatilla County Health today reported four new deaths due to COVID-19.

Umatilla County’s 130th death with COVID-19 is a 60-year-old female who tested positive June 22 and died July 6 at Legacy good Samaritan in Portland. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County’s 131st death with COVID-19 is a 104-year-old female who tested positive on June 26 and died July17 at a private residence. This individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County’s 132nd death with COVID-19 is a 65-year-old male who tested positive on July 23 and died July 28 at a private residence. It is not known if this individual had underlying conditions.

Umatilla County’s 133rd death with COVID-19 is a 69-year-old male who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died Oct. 4 at Providence St. Joseph in Spokane, Wash. This individual had underlying conditions.

The health department today also reported 71 new COVID-19 cases – up 16 from Wednesday’s total.

Today’s new cases bring the county’s overall total to 13,834. There are a total of 743 presumed cases of coronavirus.

A total of 133 people have died.

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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