Sadly, we are reporting a 23rd person has died in Wasco County from COVID-19. The woman tested positive on Dec. 24 and died at The Dalles Health and Rehabilitation on Dec. 30.
We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and all who have lost loved ones to this pandemic. We are grateful a vaccine is now available to combat COVID but it will take time to vaccinate everyone who wants one. We appreciate your patience. In the meantime, we must continue to wear a mask, maintain distance, wash hands, stay home when sick and avoid large gatherings.
(For more information, please visit COVID-19 Vaccine in Oregon or contact North Central Public Health District at (541) 506-2600 or visit us on the web at www.ncphd.org or https://wascoshermangilliamcovid- 19.com/)