Data digest: Covid by the numbers for Feb. 3, 2022

The Oregon Health Authority’s Covid hospitalization dashboard for the mid-Willamette region on Feb. 3, 2022.

As Covid hospitalizations remain high due to the omicron variant, Salem Reporter is again publishing case and hospitalization information daily. Here’s our report for Thursday, Feb. 3. 

Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 112 as of Thursday morning, a decrease of two from Wednesday.   

Of those, 11 are in the intensive care unit, and two are on ventilators.

Sixty-four of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid, and 48 are vaccinated.

Salem Health does not consistently report the number of patients who have received a booster vaccine dose because of the difficulty tracking whether patients are eligible for a booster in real time, spokeswoman Lisa Wood said. The vaccinated patient count includes any patient who has received at least two doses of a Moderna or Pfizer vaccine, or the one-shot Johnson & Johnson vaccine.

Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 515 patients; the hospital is licensed for 494 beds.

Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 198. Of those, 26 are in the intensive care unit and five are on ventilators.

Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 75 of 82 staffed ICU beds and 525 of 539 non-ICU beds in use. 

New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 629

New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 110

New Covid deaths reported: 18 in Oregon

-Rachel Alexander