ENTERPRISE — Wallowa County has had a fourth death related to COVID-19 reported by the Oregon Health Authority.

The mortality, reported by the OHA on Saturday, Feb. 6, is an 88-year-old man who died at home Feb. 2. He tested positive on Jan. 8, and according to the OHA press release had underlying conditions. 

The report comes on the same day OHA reported three more cases in the county, putting the total at 117. There have been 17 cases reported in the last week.

The news of the death comes a day after Wallowa Memorial Hospital reported it received another 200 first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, WMH Communications Director Brooke Pace said Friday, meaning the hospital will be able to complete first-round inoculations for those 80 and above and vaccinate a large portion of the 75-and-up group.

Pace on Monday, Feb. 8, updated that information to note that all individuals 75 and up who were on the waiting list would be able to get a vaccine Tuesday.

WMH earlier last week received 100 first doses, which Pace said would finish out first shots for Phase 1A and educators, and allow the hospital to continue immunizing senior citizens. 

Individuals 65 and above who want to be added to the vaccination waiting list are encouraged to call 541-426-5437.

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