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Oregon reports 8 COVID-19 deaths, including 8th at Mt. Bachelor Memory Care

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Mt. Bachelor Memory Care was hit by a COVID-19 outbreak in recent weeks; 64 staff, residents have tested positive

OHA reports 294 new cases, including 18 in Central Oregon

PORTLAND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- COVID-19 has claimed eight more lives in Oregon, raising the state’s death toll to 383, including Deschutes County's 11th death -- the eighth among residents of Mt. Bachelor Memory Care in Bend, the Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday.

OHA also reported 294 new confirmed and presumptive cases of COVID-19 as of 12:01 a.m. Thursday, bringing the state total to 22,300 cases and 444,963 negative test results.

The new cases are in the following counties: Baker (3), Benton (5), Clackamas (14), Columbia (1), Crook (1), Deschutes (4), Hood River (2), Jackson (16), Jefferson (13), Josephine (2), Klamath (2), Lane (7), Lincoln (7), Linn (4), Malheur (12), Marion (35), Morrow (6), Multnomah (84), Polk (6), Tillamook (1), Umatilla (20), Union (2), Wasco (2), Washington (36), and Yamhill (9).

Deschutes County has now had 11 COVID-19 deaths, 621 cases and 19,876 negative test results. Crook County has had one death, 51 cases and 1,857 negative test results. Jefferson County has had four deaths, 392 cases and 3,671 negative test results.

OHA reported an 85-year-old Deschutes County resident tested positive on July 12 and died last Sunday at his residence. He had underlying conditions, the agency said.

He was the eighth resident to die in hospice care at Mt. Bachelor Memory Care in Bend, where an outbreak in recent weeks has led to 66 confirmed COVID-19 cases.

As of Thursday, 43 residents and 23 staff have tested positive for the virus, Deschutes County Health Services spokeswoman Morgan Emerson said.

Emerson noted that the majority of staff who tested positive did become symptomatic. She said two weeks with no new positive cases will be needed to declare the outbreak over.

Mallory DaCosta, regional vice president of Frontier Management, which manages the facility, provided a statement Thursday to NewsChannel 21:

"We are saddened to confirm the passing of one of our residents over the weekend," the facility said. "This resident was on hospice prior to the pandemic and did test positive for COVID-19.

"We continue to implement practices set forth by the CDC, as we have since the beginning of this unprecedented global event. We comforted to report that a large majority of cases remain asymptomatic, or have passed the crucial 20- and 30-day mark."

St. Charles Health System reported 10 COVID-19 patients as of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, two of whom were in the ICU on ventilators.

Oregon’s 376th COVID-19 death is an 83-year-old woman in Malheur County who tested positive on August 5 and died August 10 in her residence. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 377th COVID-19 death is a 75-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 16 and died on August 8, at Kaiser Westside Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 378th COVID-19 death is an 80-year-old woman in Clackamas County who tested positive on August 2 and died on August 9. More information about presence of underlying conditions and location of death is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 379th COVID-19 death is an 81-year-old man in Clackamas County who tested positive on August 5 and died on August 11 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 380th COVID-19 death is an 85-year-old man in Deschutes County who tested positive on July 12 and died on August 9 in his residence. He had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 381st COVID-19 death is a 55-year-old man in Columbia County who tested positive on August 7 and died on August 9 at Kaiser Sunnyside Medical Center. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.

Oregon’s 382nd COVID-19 death is a 78-year-old woman in Multnomah County who tested positive on August 6 and died on August 7 at Providence Portland Medical Center. She had underlying conditions.

Oregon’s 383rd COVID-19 death is an 84-year-old man in Multnomah County who tested positive on July 30 and died on August 9 at Providence Portland Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.


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9 Comments

    1. “Globally, the overall mortality from SARS-COV-2 is estimated to be approximately 6% to 7%, with mortality in hospitalized patients ranging between 10% and 30%, according to the study. Mortality as high as 58% has been seen among patients requiring ICU care and mechanical ventilation.“ Henry Ford Medical

  1. “Mt. Bachelor Memory Care in Bend” has gone completely silent about this outbreak- when instead they should be sharing this failure- their struggles with all other businesses.

    This is an extremely selfish attitude that benefits no-one !

    Health and Safety professionals have learned a lot of preventative strategies through safety alerts and Safety Notes… Why has Mt BMC gone silent ?

      1. Gee B- you mean this statement?

        “We continue to implement practices set forth by the CDC, as we have since the beginning of this unprecedented global event.”

        So in essence- the good director is saying that the CDC “practices” are to blame for this outbreak- these deaths- because Mt Bachelor Memory Care has done “everything” according to the book… which I would say is scientific hogwash !

        The evidence is clear- they have a carrier in their midst and they have yet to detect who it is- or won’t identify this person… who has obviously felt the effects of the virus some-time in the past- but didn’t day anything ! “Asymptomatic” people can’t dodge the test results !

        If the Memory clinic is following the CDC guidelines- then they know exactly who the initial carrier(s) are- it’s Kate Brown’s HIPPA rules and a lack of common sense that continue to put the public at risk… remember- “unprecedented times”- call for unprecedented actions- and I wanna know who is passing this around the Mt. Bachelor Memory Care facility !

        We’re all in this together- right- well that includes those of us “not” infected who want to stay that way !

  2. I continue to pray for everyone involved at Mt. Bachelor Memory Care, it has to be so stressful for the families of the patients and staff. Please stay safe, and healthy.

  3. So what does the Corona Wuhan virus look like- once politics are eliminated from the equation… let’s take “like” cultures- demographics- lifestyles… and make a direct comparison… I give you “Canada”.

    https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/canada/

    The evidence is clear- the Wuhan Bat Joe virus petered out in May- and without the changes in terminology- fraudulent medical records- hospitals doctoring data to get government funds… the virus flat lined four months ago- the daily death chart literally falls off the shelf by June- and summer is saved… at least in Canada- where the Dumbokrats have no say in dividing the country over “Orange Man Bad” !

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