Oregon health official as a CLOWN to announce Covid-19 d

Oregon health official as a CLOWN to announce Covid-19 death toll in ill-judged Halloween stunt Claire Poche gave update on death toll with a big red smile painted on her face  The irony was lost on Poche who was joined by colleague wearing in a onesie They went on to describe how Oregonians could enjoy a Covid-safe Halloween  The women have been slammed after the Oct. 14 video went viral yesterday 

By Ross Ibbetson For Mailonline

Published: 10:41 GMT, 29 October 2020 | Updated: 19:05 GMT, 29 October 2020

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An Oregonian health adviser has dressed up as a clown to announce the state's coronavirus death toll.

Claire Poche, a senior member of Oregon Health Authority, had a big red smile painted across her face and wore bright yellow trousers for the solemn announcement.

'As of today, there have been 38,160 cases of COVID-19 in Oregon, with 390 new cases being reported today,' she said. 'Sadly, we are also reporting three deaths today, bringing the statewide total for COVID-19-related deaths to 608.'

Poche was joined by a

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