As is the case in most areas of the country, the number of COVID-19 cases in Union County has flatlined and hospitalizations are on the decrease. Grande Ronde Hospital now reports in fact, that it was never close to being overrun by patients with COVID-19, despite the early dire predictions of hospitals being swamped with Coronavirus patients. The situation was much the same nationwide actually. In New York, which has reported the highest death toll from the virus in the country, a navy hospital ship that was brought in to handle a predicted overrun, was barely used and released early.