2 Crook County residents die from COVID complications


Two Crook County residents were among the 43 COVID deaths reported Tuesday by the Oregon Health Authority.

Oregon’s 3,165th COVID-19 death is a 76-year-old man who tested positive on Aug. 25 and died on Aug. 29 at St. Charles in Bend. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 3,166th COVID-19 death is a 64-year-old woman who tested positive on Aug. 20 and died on Aug. 28 at St. Charles in Bend. She also had underlying conditions.

Crook County has now reported 32 COVID-related deaths since the onset of the pandemic.

COVID cases in Central Oregon are on a steady, 7-week climb with a record 1,273 cases reported last week.

St. Charles on Wednesday reported a record 89 COVID patients; 12 are in the ICU and 10 are on ventilators.

Health officials told county commissioners on Wednesday 53 of the current patients are Deschutes County residents.





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