The Malheur County Health Department (MCHD) is saddened to announce the fourth, fifth and sixth deaths in Malheur County associated with COVID-19 in the last week. Our hearts go out to the family and friends who have lost a loved one.
The fourth death occurred in a woman in her 50s. She tested positive previous to death and passed away at home on July 13th.
The fifth death occurred in a male in his 90s. He tested positive previous to death and passed away at home on July 15th.
The sixth death occurred in a male in his 50s. He tested positive previous to death and passed away on July 16th in a Boise area hospital.
Case investigators are diligently working on these cases and the drastic surge in cases recently. MCHD urges everyone to take precautions seriously to protect the spread of COVID-19 to the most vulnerable in our community. MCHD will no longer publish press releases for each death, but will continue to update all COVID-19 tests, case demographics, hospitalizations, and deaths daily at https://malheurhealth.org/covid-19-cases/.