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Marion County reports COVID-19 death

Marion County is reporting their first COVID-19 death, making this the fourth death in the state of Oregon.

Posted: Mar 21, 2020 8:56 AM
Updated: Mar 23, 2020 3:50 PM

SALEM, Ore. -- Marion County is reporting their first COVID-19 death, making this the fourth death in the state of Oregon.

In a statement they say: "We are saddened to report the death of a community member from COVID-19. Commissioners Willis, Brentano, and Cameron express their deepest sympathies with the individual’s family and loved ones during this difficult time."

Marion County Health and Human Services say they will continue to take necessary, carefully considered steps to slow down the spread of the disease and to protect those at greatest risk.

Marion County says they will not be releasing any patient information for the family's privacy.

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