TILLAMOOK COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS: Additional Three September COVID-19 Related Deaths Reported in Tillamook County, Death Toll at 32


TILLAMOOK, Ore. — Tillamook County public health case investigation team continuously monitors the disease tracking system called OPERA for Tillamook County. As records become available in the system, status on hospitalizations and deaths may also change. For this reason, three (3) additional COVID-19 related deaths from September are being reported today, as the deaths only became recently known to our case investigation team. With the addition of the three (3) deaths, Tillamook County COVID-19 related death toll is now at thirty-two (32).

Tillamook County’s 30th COVID-19 related death is a 51-year-old woman from Tillamook County who died on Sept. 01 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying health conditions.

Tillamook County’s 31st COVID-19 related death is a 80-year-old man from Tillamook County who died on Sept. 10 at his private residence. He had underlying health conditions.

Tillamook County’s 32nd COVID-19 related death is a 38-year-old man from Tillamook County who died on Sept. 11 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying health conditions.

People who have died and meet the COVID-19 death definitions from Oregon Health Authority, once records are available, will be reported by Tillamook County Public Health, on the Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 dashboards and released in OHA COVID-19 media updates.

With the addition of three (3) deaths, a summary of COVID-19 related deaths by month is provided below:

  • Two (2) January 2021
  • Zero (0) February 2021
  • Zero (0) March 2021
  • Two (2) April 2021
  • Zero (0) May 2021
  • Zero (0) June 2021
  • One (1) July 2021
  • Twelve (12) August 2021
  • Twelve (12) September 2021
  • Three (3) October 2021

“We grieve for all of the lives lost and wish to extend our sincerest condolences at this difficult time.” – Marlene Putman, Administrator, Tillamook County Health Department.

COVID-19 is a highly infectious illness. Local and state health officials continue to urge all Oregonians to take steps to protect those who are most vulnerable to complications from COVID-19. Those considered “high risk” include adults 60 and older, or anyone with a serious health condition, including lung or heart problems, kidney disease or diabetes, or anyone who has a suppressed immune system.

To help control the spread of the illness, those not yet vaccinated are urged to limit travel, avoid gatherings, and make a plan to get vaccinated against COVID-19 as soon as possible.

We ask all county residents to be extra mindful of choices in regard to gatherings and to follow current public health guidance to slow the spread of the COVID-19:

  • Follow guidance on face coverings.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Keep 6 ft. of distance from those not in your immediate household.
  • Stay home if you feel ill.
For more information, go to www.tilllamookchc.org

About Tillamook County Community Health Centers
TCCHC has been a Federally Qualified Health Center since 1994, providing medical, dental, behavioral, and public health services. Please visit our website at https://tillamookchc.org/ or on Facebook at TillamookCHC.