As of this morning, the Oregon Health Authority has announced 24 new cases of COVID-19, bringing the state total to 161.
The number of deaths from COVID-19 has also increased to five.
The Linn County resident was a 90-year-old veteran, who tested positive on March 11, and had underlying medical conditions. He died this morning at the Oregon Veterans' Home in Lebanon.
In a press release from the Oregon Health Authority, ODVA Director Kelly Fitzpatrick wrote his condolences to the veteran’s family.
“Our hearts are heavy,” said Fitzpatrick. “This resident was a veteran who served our nation with honor and dignity in its hour of need.”
“He was also a beloved member of our Lebanon community, and he will be deeply and truly missed,” said Fitzpatrick. “On behalf of everyone at the Oregon Department of Veterans’ Affairs and the Oregon Veterans’ Home, we offer our sincere condolences to his family and loved ones. We grieve with them.”
The COVID-19 cases reported today are in the following counties: Benton (2), Clackamas (1), Deschutes (1), Lane (1), Marion (3), Multnomah (1), Washington (13) and Yamhill (2). Oregon Health Authority reports new cases once a day on its website: www.healthoregon.org/coronavirus.