Youngest Oregonian reported to die from COVID-19 tested negative for virus


PORTLAND, Ore. — A 26-year-old Yamhill County man has died and health officials say he is the youngest person to die from COVID-19 in Oregon.

KATU News spoke to his family who say he was healthy just days before he died.

Earlier this week, health officials reported several coronavirus-related deaths. The youngest was Matthew Irvin, a father of three kids. His mother, Kim Irvin, says he was an active person.

Kim says Matthew started to experience symptoms four days before his death.

"I thought maybe it was just the flu, but he did seem pretty sick, but not that I thought it was going to take his life," Kim said.

Matthew was tested for COVID-19, but she says the results came back negative.

Health officials said COVID-19 is listed as the cause of death or a significant contribution to his death.... (Read more)

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