Courtesy: Aaron Hook

Youngest COVID fatality reported in Portland-Vancouver area

A 34-year-old man from Vancouver, Washington died of COVID-19 on July 7th. He is believed to be one of the youngest people in the northwest to die from the virus.

Danh Tran was engaged and according to a GoFundMe set up for his fiancee, had plans to close on a house alter this week. It is not known when Tran tested positve or if he had any underlying medical conditions.

This week, Multnomah County also reported a 36-year-old man died of coronavirus. He did have underlying health conditions. In Oregon and Washington, young people between 20 and 39 make up the largest percentage of COVID-19 cases. 

Madison LaBerge is the anchor of NBC5 News Weekends at 6 and 11. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Arizona State University's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Madison is originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico. She loves living in the Pacific Northwest. She can't get over "how green everything is!" When Madison is not at work, she looks for new and exciting cooking recipes and explores Southern Oregon. Feel free to send her story ideas or the address of your favorite Mexican food restaurant!
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