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First fatality from coronavirus reported in Oregon

A 70-year-old man in Multnomah County died from the COVID-19 today, according to the Oregon Health Authority.

Posted: Mar 14, 2020 7:12 PM
Updated: Mar 15, 2020 10:11 AM

PORTLAND — The Oregon Health Authority announced Saturday that a 70-year-old man in Multnomah County has died from COVID-19. He is the first reported death in Oregon due to the novel coronavirus.

The man is not connected to the cases at the Oregon Veterans' House in Lebanon, according to the OHA.

“While we knew we would arrive at this day at some point, it doesn’t lessen the impact,” OHA Director Patrick Allen said. “Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with the family of this individual who honorably served his country.”

The Multnomah resident had underlying health conditions and tested positive for COVID-19 on March 10, the OHA said in their press release. The individual had no known contact with a confirmed case and had not traveled to a country where the virus has been confirmed.

Dr. Jennifer Vines, the Multnomah County Health Officer said, “This is a sobering reminder that this virus is in our community and can be serious for older people and those with underlying conditions. This loss has motivated us to continue our efforts to minimize the impact of this virus on our community.”

This is a developing story and will be updated as we receive more information.

Last updated -- March 15, 10:11 am.

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