COVID Hospitalizations Surge

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.

The Center Launches Campaign For Caldera

The Center Foundation, Central Oregon’s only nonprofit dedicated to providing sports medicine services to high school students, is working hard to expand its program to Bend’s newest high school. The Foundation has launched the Campaign for Caldera

Peak Posse Helps Seniors In Need

The Council on Aging of Central Oregon invites you to join the Peak Posse group of adventure hikers. They’ve set up a local fundraiser to address loneliness, hunger and isolation among older adults in Central Oregon. Anyone

OSU-Cascades Lists ’21 Top Students

Oregon State University – Cascades has announced the recipients of the 2021 Distinguished Student Awards. The annual awards are among the top honors given by faculty to OSU-Cascades students and recognize outstanding academic achievement and contributions to

Meal Train Assistance Needed

Help feed those experiencing homelessness by providing a meal. Shepherd’s House has a critical need to provide a daily breakfast and dinner to those experiencing homelessness. They are asking for the help of the Central Oregon community