A Deschutes County man, who was in contact with someone who had tested positive for COVID-19, has died.

The 63-year-old man had chronic medical conditions and was admitted to St. Charles Bend on Monday. He died Tuesday morning, said Dr. George Conway, Deschutes County Health Services director. The man is the second person to die from the coronavirus in less than two weeks in Central Oregon.

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Suzanne Roig has been a reporter with The Bulletin since 2018 covering business and health in the region. When she's not working she enjoys taking her dog Pono out on hikes.

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Actually this is the 2nd death in Deschutes County, but the first one of a Deschutes County resident.

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