Clatsop County on Monday reported the county’s first death from the coronavirus.

The person was one of three cases reportedly hospitalized for the virus. The person died in a hospital outside of the county. No other information was immediately available.

Clatsop County Public Health Department

Clatsop County is tracking 309 local coronavirus cases.

Michael McNickle, the county’s public health director, told the county Board of Commissioners during a November work session that a man in his 60s living in the northern part of the county was taken to a hospital outside of the county and was on a ventilator.

The county reported two more hospitalizations on Monday, but declined to provide any other information. The county said it will only report the number of hospitalizations moving forward.

The county also reported eight new virus cases Monday, including a man in his 30s, a woman in her 40s, a man in his 50s and a woman in her 60s living in the northern part of the county.

The others live in the southern part of the county and include a female between the ages of 10 and 19, a man in his 20s, a man in his 30s and a woman in her 40s.

The county has recorded 309 cases since March. According to the county, 266 have recovered, three cases have been hospitalized and the others were convalescing at home.

The Oregon Health Authority reported 57,646 cases and 765 deaths from the virus statewide as of Monday morning.

The health authority tracked 7,972 test results in Clatsop County, including 303 of the positive cases.

Nicole Bales is a reporter for The Astorian, covering police, courts and county government. Contact her at 971-704-1724 or nbales@dailyastorian.com.

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