Oregon veteran, 70, is state's 1st coronavirus fatality, officials say

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A 70-year-old U.S. military veteran from Multnomah County, Ore., which includes Portland, has become the first patient in the state to die of coronavirus, the Oregon Health Advisory confirmed Saturday.
The man, who was hospitalized at the Portland Veterans' Affairs Medical Center, had underlying health conditions, FOX 12 Oregon reported.

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"While we knew we would arrive at this day at some point, it doesn't lessen the impact," OHA Director Patrick Allen said in a statement. "Our thoughts and deepest sympathy are with the family of this individual who honorably served his country."

The man tested positive March 10 in a likely case of "community spread." He hadn't traveled out of the country recently or come into contact with anyone known to have the virus, FOX 12…
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