Empty beds in the hallway of the emergency room at Salem Hospital on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
Salem Reporter is keeping you informed of the latest Covid numbers. Here’s our report for Wednesday, Sept. 22.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 266
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 45
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 101 as of Wednesday morning, an increase of five from Tuesday. Of those, 25 are in the intensive care unit, and 13 are on ventilators.
Eighty-two of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.
Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 478 of 494 licensed beds in use.
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 171, a decrease of four from Tuesday. Of those, 42 are in the intensive care unit and 22 are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 92 of 93 staffed ICU beds and 701 of 721 non-ICU beds in use.
New Covid deaths reported: 26
OHA released demographic information for three Marion County residents whose deaths were reported Tuesday. No Polk County residents were listed.
A 95-year-old woman who tested positive on Sept. 14 and died on Sept. 18 at Salem Hospital.
A 55-year-old woman who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 15 at Salem Hospital.
A 71-year-old man who tested positive on Sept. 7 and died on Sept. 16 at his residence.
All had underlying conditions.
New Covid vaccines in Oregon: 3,486 new Covid vaccine doses administered on Sept. 21, including 1,774 first doses.
Source: Oregon Health Authority, Salem Health