April 29, 2020

Union County remains at four confirmed cases of COVID-19, of which three of the cases have recovered. Wallowa County remains with one confirmed case, who has recovered. This morning, the total number of positive cases reported by Oregon Health Authority was 2,446 and 101 deaths. There have been over 52,000 negative COVID-19 test results for the state.

On Wednesday, April 22, Grande Ronde Hospital (GRH) was made aware of a request to their regional Hospital Preparedness Program liaison with the Oregon Health Authority that Pioneer Memorial Hospital (PMH) in Heppner had been seeking a ventilator with no success. GRH submitted the request through their internal Incident Command System for approval. Approval was granted and the ventilator was delivered to PMH on Monday, April 27. In addition, GRH was able to supply approximately 20 test kits to Center for Human Development, Public Health, until their request is filled from the state cache. Grande Ronde Hospital believes it makes sense to work together not only within our county, but also within our region.

The graphic represents total COVID-19 Recoveries as of yesterday, April 28, 2020.