The Oregonian/OregonLive: Clark County Announces First 2 Coronavirus Deaths

Two Clark County residents who contracted the coronavirus died Monday night, public health officials said.

The deaths are the first in Clark County, just across the Columbia River from Oregon, which had seen four cases of the virus as of Monday. Officials offered few details about the deaths. A news conference is scheduled for later Tuesday morning.

Washington has been one of several epicenters of the virus in the United States with more than 900 cases and nearly 50 deaths. On Monday, the county announced its fourth positive case, a woman in her 40s who had been in close contact with a person who tested positive for COVID-19 in Oregon.

As of Tuesday, Oregon has 51 confirmed cases and one death.

This post will be updated.

-- Kale Williams; [email protected]; 503-294-4048; @sfkale

This article was originally published by The Oregonian/OregonLive, one of more than a dozen news organizations throughout the state sharing their coverage of the novel coronavirus outbreak to help inform Oregonians about this evolving heath issue.

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