NCPHD Reports COVID Fatality Involving Vets Home Resident

The North Central Public Health District reports a resident of the Oregon Veterans’ Home who contracted COVID-19 three weeks ago passed away on Monday.  That marks the 18th death in Wasco County from COVID.  Under Oregon Health Authority investigative guidelines, a death is considered to be related to COVID-19 if it occurs within 60 days of exposure to a confirmed case, onset of symptoms, or date of the person’s first positive test.  The OHA says the man was 95-years-old, died at his residence, and the presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.  An outbreak was first reported at the Oregon Veterans’ Home on October 25, and 13 cases are connected to it, including staff, residents and household contacts of staff.

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