Blaine Williams of 1st Battalion, 186th Infantry Regiment of the Oregon National Guard, helps health care technician Heather Smith change patient bedding at Mercy Medical Center in Roseburg in August 2021. (Maj. W. Chris Clyne, Oregon National Guard)
As Covid hospitalizations continue to rise again due to the omicron variant, Salem Reporter is again publishing case and hospitalization information daily. Here’s our report for Thursday, Jan. 13.
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 76 as of Thursday morning, no change from Wednesday.
Of those, seven are in the intensive care unit, and four are on ventilators.
Forty-two of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.
Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 519 patients; the hospital is licensed for 494 beds
Salem Hospital is able to expand care beyond licensed bed capacity through waivers tied to the federal emergency declaration.
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 117. Of those, 16 are in the intensive care unit and five are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 84 of 85 staffed ICU beds and 543 of 559 non-ICU beds in use.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 862
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 220
New Covid deaths reported: 25 in Oregon