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North Central Public Health District reported last week the death of a 47th Wasco County resident from COVID-19. The person tested positive Oct. 1 and died Nov. 2 at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center in Portland.

“Each death represents the loss of an irreplaceable family member, and our hearts go out to all who have been affected by the loss or the serious debilitation of a loved one, due to COVID,” the Dec. 10 release stated.