The Oregon Health Authority’s COVID-19 Weekly Report, released Wednesday, shows a fifth consecutive week of surging daily cases and surging hospitalizations from the previous week. OHA reported 5,729 new daily cases of COVID-19 during the week of Monday, April 19 through Sunday, April 27. That represents a 21% increase from the previous week and marks the fifth consecutive week of 20% or higher increases in daily cases.
New COVID-19 related hospitalizations nearly doubled from 171 to 333. St. Charles hospitals in Bend and Redmond report 34 COVID-19 patients Wednesday, four of whom are in the ICU, with two on ventilators.
OHA also reported 26 COVID-19 related deaths. There were 133,563 tests for COVID-19 for the week of April 18 through April 24. The percentage of positive tests was 6%. People 70 years of age and older have accounted for 39% of COVID-19 related hospitalizations and 76% of COVID-19 related deaths.
Today’s COVID-19 Weekly Outbreak Report shows 34 active COVID-19 outbreaks in senior living communities and congregate living settings, with three or more confirmed cases and one or more COVID-19 related deaths.
Oregon State Parks will once again host Winter Whale Watch Week at 15 sites along the Oregon Coast Wednesday, Dec. 27 to Sunday, Dec. 31, 2023. Every year thousands of gray whales migrate south through Oregon’s waters
At a time when many people in Oregon are celebrating the holiday season with friends, coworkers, and loved ones, Oregon Health Authority (OHA) is launching Rethink the Drink’s new winter advertising campaign to change the conversation about alcohol. The
A CDC food safety alert regarding an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to cantaloupes has been updated: https://www.cdc.gov/salmonella/sundsvall-11-23/index.html Do not eat pre-cut cantaloupes if you don’t know whether Malichita or Rudy brand cantaloupes were used. This includes cantaloupe chunks and
A Bend man was sentenced in federal court today for stealing tools from Warm Springs Composite Products, a wood products manufacturing business owned by the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. Kevin Neal Strampher, Jr., 40, was sentenced
Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) is closing the Oregon Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) program to most new applicants to avoid overcommitting funds. The application portal will close at noon PST Dec. 20. Homeowners who are in