Salem Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
Salem Reporter is keeping you informed of the latest Covid numbers. Here’s our report for Tuesday, Sept. 28.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 118
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 31
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 90 as of Tuesday morning, a decrease of four from Monday. Of those, 28 are in the intensive care unit, and 16 are on ventilators.
Seventy-one of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.
Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 473 of 494 licensed beds in use
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 149, a decrease of one from Monday. Of those, 39 are in the intensive care unit and 19 are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 82 of 95 staffed ICU beds and 597 of 666 non-ICU beds in use.
New Covid deaths reported: 41
The weekend’s reported deaths included two Marion County residents. They are:
An 86-year-old woman who tested positive on Sept. 12 and died on Sept. 22 at Salem Hospital.
A 64-year-old woman who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 22 at Salem Hospital. Both had underlying conditions.
No Polk County deaths were reported.
New Covid vaccines in Oregon: 4,810 new Covid doses on Sept. 27, including 1,309 first doses, 1,024 second doses and 109 third doses.
Salem Reporter is now including the number of people getting a third dose of the vaccine as booster shots become more widely available.
Source: Oregon Health Authority, Salem Health