TILLAMOOK COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS: Four new COVID-19 Associated Deaths in Tillamook County, County Death Toll at 17

September 02, 2021 / 02 de septiembre de 2021

TILLAMOOK, Ore. —Today, Tillamook County Public Health Department is reporting 4 new COVID-19 related deaths in Tillamook County, which raises the county’s death toll to 17. More information may be released on the deaths from Oregon Health Authority (OHA) at a later date. When available, this report from OHA can be access here.

Tillamook County’s 14th COVID-19 associated death is a 74-year-old man from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 27. Location of death and presence of underlying conditions are being confirmed.

Tillamook County’s 15th COVID-19 associated death is a 64-year-old woman from Tillamook County who died on Aug 27 at Adventist Health Tillamook. She had underlying conditions.

Tillamook County’s 16th COVID-19 associated death is a 72-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 28 and died on Aug. 29 at PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center at RiverBend. She had underlying conditions.

Tillamook County’s 17th COVID-19 associated death is a 98-year-old woman from Tillamook County who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Aug 30 at Adventist Health Tillamook. She had underlying conditions.

“We grieve with the community, friends, and family who have lost a loved one. We wish to extend our sincerest condolences at this difficult time.” – Marlene Putman, Administrator, Tillamook County Health Department.

The spread of COVID in Tillamook County has reached a critical phase. From August 18, 2021, to August 30th, 2021, we have had 12 COVID deaths. That is 12 tragic deaths in 13 days.

For the first 18 months of the pandemic, we had five local deaths due to COVID. In the past two weeks, we more than tripled the number of COVID deaths in Tillamook County, from five to seventeen.

COVID-19 is a highly infectious illness. To date there have been 1,489 cases of COVID-19 tracked in Tillamook County. 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 regards 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.

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.