Umatilla County Health Reports New COVID-19 Death, 22 New Cases

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Umatilla County Health today reported the 50th county resident has died due to coronavirus.

Umatilla County’s 50th death with COVID-19 is a 72-year-old female who tested positive Nov. 16th and died Nov. 22 at Good Shepherd Medical Center in Hermiston. This individual had underlying medical conditions.

The county also reported 22 new coronavirus cases – down 12 from Tuesday

Today’s cases bring the county’s overall total number to 4,042.

There are 422 presumptive cases – up six from Tuesday. A total of 49 people have died from the virus in Umatilla County.

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 COVID-19:

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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