Oregon Health Authority's graph showing people hospitalized with Covid in Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties as of Aug. 17, 2021.
Marion County on Tuesday set a record for reported new Covid infections, with 363 people testing positive for Covid. The previous record was 359 new cases on Dec. 27, 2020.
With Covid cases and hospitalizations climbing in Oregon, Salem Reporter is keeping you informed of the latest numbers. Here’s our report for Tuesday, Aug. 17.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 363
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 43
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 78 as of Tuesday morning, an increase of five from Monday. Of those, 18 are in the intensive care unit, and 13 are on ventilators. Sixty-six of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.
Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 456 of 494 licensed beds in use
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 126, an increase of 10 from Monday. Of those, 29 are in the intensive care unit and 15 are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 88 of 93 staffed ICU beds and 666 of 703 non-ICU beds in use
New Covid deaths reported: 15 in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority had not yet published information about counties of residence as of 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
New Covid vaccines in Oregon: 3,364 new Covid vaccine doses administered on Aug. 16, including at least 2,144 first doses.
Source: Oregon Health Authority, Salem Health
-Saphara Harrell and Rachel Alexander