Grant County Health Dept. reports 3rd local COVID-19 death

By on Thursday, March 25th, 2021 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

GRANT COUNTY – The following is a press release from the Grant County Health Department:

(Release from GCHD)

The Grant County Health Department is saddened to report the third COVID-19 related death in Grant County.

The individual was a 63 year-old female with underlying medical conditions that resided in the Grant County area. She died at St. Charles Medical Center in Bend on March 23, 2021. We encourage everyone to be respectful as a family in our community grieves.

This death will show up on the OHA COVID database sometime between today and early next week.

We continue to encourage all residents to take the following precautions.

  • Wear a mask indoors and wear a mask outdoors if 6 feet of distancing cannot be maintained.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose when you cough or sneeze.
  • Stay home if you feel ill.

After someone contracts COVID-19, if they develop symptoms, they will usually appear within 14 days.

Symptoms include:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

We would urge those who present with these symptoms to call 211 or the Grant County Health Department at 541-575-0429.