Benton County woman among 6 new COVID-19 deaths, OHA says

There are also more than 70 new cases.

Posted: Apr 16, 2020 1:25 PM
Updated: Apr 16, 2020 1:41 PM

SALEM, Ore. – Six more people have died due to novel coronavirus, Oregon Health Authority said Thursday. This brings the state death toll to 64.

One of the people who died was a 74-year-old Benton County woman who tested positive April 2 and died April 14 at Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center.

There were four more deaths in Multnomah County, as well, including:

  • 84-year old man who tested positive March 24 and died April 13 at his home
  • 56-year-old man who tested positive March 28 and died April 14 at Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center
  • 78-year-old man who tested positive March 30 and died April 14 at his home
  • 69-year-old man who tested positive April 13 and died April 15 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center

A Marion County resident also died. That person was a 92-year-old man who tested positive April 14 and died April 11 at his residence.

OHA said they all had underlying health conditions.

There were also 73 new cases reported on Thursday. This brings the state total to 1,736 cases.

Among the new cases were two in Benton, eight in Clackamas, four in Deschutes, two in Douglas, three in Klamath, one in Lane, one in Linn, one in Malheur, 15 in Marion, 18 in Multnomah, five in Umatilla, 12 in Washington and one in Yamhill.

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