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Current COVID-19 hospitalizations

Even though we are seeing patients that have tested positive for COVID-19, we have gone to great lengths to minimize your risk of exposure and help you feel comfortable during your visit. We want to reassure you that St. Charles hospitals and clinics continue to be safe places to receive care. It is important for you to get the care you need when you need it – don’t delay. We are here to take care of you.

As of 7 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020, we have 

  • Twenty-four COVID-19 patients
  • Four of the COVID-19 patients are in the ICU, one of whom is on a ventilator.

We have 24 ICU beds in Bend and six in Redmond for a total of 30 throughout the health system. While having a low number of COVID-19 patients in the ICU may seem like it’s not too big of a deal, it is important to remember that many patients need ICU care for other reasons like heart attacks, strokes or car accidents.

Updated COVID-19 Symptoms

People with COVID-19 have had a wide range of symptoms reported – ranging from mild symptoms to severe illness.

These symptoms may appear 2-14 days after exposure to the virus:

  • Fever or chills
  • Cough
  • Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
  • Fatigue
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Sore throat
  • Congestion or runny nose
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Diarrhea

When to Seek Medical Attention

If you have any of these emergency warning signs* for COVID-19 get medical attention immediately:

  • Trouble breathing
  • Persistent pain or pressure in the chest
  • New confusion or inability to arouse
  • Bluish lips or face

*This list is not all inclusive. Please consult your medical provider for any other symptoms that are severe or concerning to you.

Call 911 if you have a medical emergency: Notify the operator that you have, or think you might have, COVID-19. If possible, put on a cloth face covering before medical help arrives.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - May 13, 2020


COVID-19 hotline

Do you have questions about COVID-19 and, in particular, questions related to our services at St. Charles? Call our hotline at 541-699-5109.

St. Charles clinical caregivers and our partners at Deschutes County Health Services are here and ready to answer your call. The hotline is available to individuals in Crook, Deschutes and Jefferson counties, and will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Friday.


What does "presumptive positive" mean?

Presumptive cases are people without a positive diagnostic test who have COVID-19-like symptoms and had close contact with a laboratory confirmed case.