(Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
New Covid cases reported locally and statewide fell this week after climbing for the past several. Hospitalizations are holding about flat locally and are down regionally.
The average number of Covid patients at Salem Hospital is about the same as last week, and the hospital remains very full.
As of Friday, June 3, the hospital had 27 inpatients with Covid, none in the ICU or on a ventilator.
There were 523 of 494 licensed hospital beds in use. The hospital is able to care for more patients than it’s licensed for because of ongoing emergency declarations related to the pandemic.
Lisa Wood, Salem Health spokeswoman, said the number of hospitalized Covid patients over the past week has remained between 24 and 32. Last week, Wood said the daily number was between 23 and 41 Covid inpatients.
Region 2, which is Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties, had 48 people hospitalized with Covid as of June 2, compared with 58 the week prior and 36 two weeks ago.
The number of new Covid cases reported climbed statewide and in Marion and Polk Counties. This data is for the week ending June 2.
Marion County: 103.7 new Covid cases per day on average, a rate of 208 cases per 100,000 residents.
That’s down from 108.7 average daily cases for the week ending May 25, but above 80.6 average daily cases the week ending May 18.
12% of Covid tests this week were positive, up from 11.8% last week.
Polk County: 28.6 new Covid cases per day on average, a rate of 238.6 cases per 100,000 residents.
That’s down from an average of 31.3 daily cases the week ending May 25 and above 27.7 daily cases the week ending May 18.
16.1% of Covid tests this week were positive, up from 11.9% last week.
Oregon: 1,462.6 new cases per day on average, down from 1,656.1 average daily cases the week prior; 10.6% of tests positive, compared with 10.7% the week prior.
VACCINATION AND BREAKTHROUGH CASES
The Oregon Health Authority switched to a monthly report on breakthrough cases and will release its next report June 7.
Oregon’s mask mandate lifted on March 11 at 11:59 p.m.