Heart problems most common condition among Oregonians who have died from COVID-19

Andrea Davila, a nurse at the Kaiser Permanente North Lancaster clinic in Salem administers a test for COVID-19 at the clinic's drive-thru testing site on Wednesday, April 29. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

The existing health conditions of Oregonians play a significant role in the impact of COVID-19, according to a new state analysis that provides the most detail to date. Here are five key takeaways.

People who died from COVID-19 most often also had heart problems

Nearly every announcement of a person dying from COVID-19 in Oregon has included reference to “underlying medical conditions.”

For the first time, Oregon Health Authority gave more detail, based on reviewing . . .