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Linn County death added to state coronavirus total


August 19, 2020

Linn County recorded its 11th death from the coronavirus last week, according to the Oregon Health Authority, but the victim actually died in early June.

The 75-year-old man tested positive on April 7 and died on June 10 in his residence. He had underlying conditions, the OHA reported.

According to the OHA, the delay in recognizing the man’s death as COVID-related is due to the fact that the OHA receives death certificate information from the Office of Vital Statistics.

Epidemiologists review death certificate information for Oregonians who have COVID-19 listed as a main cause of death...

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