Lane County schools reopen; ICU beds near full

Alicia Beymer, chief administrative officer at PeaceHealth Cottage Grove and PeaceHealth Sacred Heart, speaks Saturday with Cottage Grove Mayor Jeff Gowing and others in attendance noting the National Guard’s arrival and support.

Covid hospitalizations reached record highs last week before receding slightly, but those numbers remain alarmingly high for hospitals, according to Dr. Dean Sidelinger, state epidemiologist.

An average of 182 cases are reported daily in Lane County, according to data provided by Lane County Public Health. As of Tuesday, of the 892 infected with Covid, 110 people are hospitalized, occupying 25 . . .