PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) – The Oregon Health Authority reported Thursday that an Oregon infant who tested positive for COVID-19 on Jan. 17 died in the hospital the same day.
The child’s death was one of six COVID-19-related deaths reported by OHA on Thursday. The infant boy was in Umatilla County and had underlying medical conditions, according to health officials.
No further details about the child were released.
“Every death from COVID-19 is a tragedy, especially the death of a child. The death of a child is extremely rare. This news is an enormous loss to both mother and family. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time, ”said Dr.