Umatilla County Public Health announced the county’s 50th and 51st COVID-19 deaths over the past week.

According to a news release on Wednesday, Dec. 2, a 94-year-old man who tested positive for COVID-19 on Oct. 27 died Nov. 12 at Avamere at Hermiston. The release said he had underlying medical conditions.

A second news release on Tuesday, Dec. 8, reported that a 74-year-old man tested positive for COVID-19 on Nov. 24 and died Nov. 30 at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, Washington. He had underlying medical conditions.

“Counseling and crisis support services can be accessed by calling Lifeways at 866-343-4473. Interpretation services are available,” the news release stated. “We encourage everyone to be respectful as a family in our community grieves.”

Umatilla County has reported 312 new cases of COVID-19 during the seven-day period of Dec. 2-8. The county has had a reported 4,713 cases since the pandemic began. Morrow County has had 710 cases and seven deaths.

Statewide, Oregon has reported 85,788 cases of COVID-19 and 1,045 deaths of individuals with COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Those numbers place Oregon at the 46th lowest cases per capita in the country, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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