Oregon State Medical Examiner Releases Preliminary Death Related to Recent Heat Wave

As of June 30, 2021 the State Medical Examiner’s Office has received report of 63 deaths that preliminary investigation suggests may be associated with the Pacific Northwest heatwave. 

This number may change in either direction as more information or reports are received from each County Medical Examiner’s Office. 

Again, these are preliminary numbers as some investigations are still in progress and final causes of death have not yet been determined.

The following is the current breakdown by county of heat related deaths.

Multnomah – 45

Marion – 9

Washington – 5

Clackamas – 2

Columbia – 1

Umatilla -1

No further information is available for release at this time.