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Tillamook County COVID deaths quadrupled in past 4 weeks – Portland, Oregon

Portland, Oregon 2021-09-17 00:02:24 –

David Yamamoto, Chairman of the Thiramuk County Commission, said:

Adventist Health in Tillamook, September 16, 2021. (KOIN)

Portland, Oregon (KOIN) —Tillamook County has seen an increase in COVID-19 cases and a surge in deaths since August.

At the County Commission on Wednesday, a spokesperson for the Tillamook County Community Health Center said the severity had increased in recent months.

To date, there have been 23 COVID-related deaths in Tillamook County. Of these, 17 were unvaccinated, 3 had no vaccination record, and 1 was completely vaccinated. The other two died last week. The status of their vaccine was unknown.

During the first 18 months of the pandemic, Tillamook County recorded five COVID-related deaths, the Tillamook County Public Health Service said. That number has quadrupled in the last four weeks. A 74-year-old man died in the hospital on September 10, and a 54-year-old woman died in the hospital four days later, officials said.

David Yamamoto, Chairman of the Thiramuk County Commission, said: “We don’t feel that duty is the way to solve this problem, but we tell people that their strongest defense against COVID-19 is to be vaccinated.”

A commercial clubber who spoke to KOIN6 on condition of anonymity said he had been infected with the virus for about 17 days, causing water buildup in his lungs and causing respiratory distress.

“The whole family got sick, two of them were completely vaccinated,” he said, adding that he believed it was only a matter of time before everyone was exposed. “Herd immunity-whatever you call it-everyone is trying to get it. At some point you will be positive about it, whether you are vaccinated or not. Probably. “

Thursday Reported by Oregon Health Department 11 new confirmed cases of COVID in Tillamook County.

John Hay, Communications Manager at Adventist Health in Tillamook, said:

County health officials said they were tracking about 22 outbreaks, 12 of which were confirmed. The other 10 are pending.

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