Oregon Health Authority's graph showing people hospitalized with Covid in Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties as of Aug. 18, 2021.
All of the staffed intensive care unit beds in region 2, which includes Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties, are in use Wednesday.
With Covid cases and hospitalizations climbing in Oregon, Salem Reporter is keeping you informed of the latest numbers. Here’s our report for Wednesday, Aug. 18.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 194
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 68
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 82 as of Wednesday morning, an increase of four from Tuesday. Of those, 18 are in the intensive care unit, and 13 are on ventilators. Sixty-eight of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.
Wednesday's number is the hospital's second-highest count of Covid patients since the pandemic began. Salem Hospital recorded 83 Covid patients on Saturday, Aug. 14.
Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 488 of 494 licensed beds in use
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 133, an increase of seven from Tuesday. Of those, 33 are in the intensive care unit and 18 are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 93 of 93 staffed ICU beds and 682 of 698 non-ICU beds in use
New Covid deaths reported: 11 in Oregon. They include three Marion County residents: a 70-year-old woman who died Aug. 12, and 74-year-old woman and 90-year-old man who died Aug. 16. All died at Salem Hospital and had underlying health conditions.
The Oregon Health Authority also published demographic information for the 15 Covid deaths reported Tuesday. One was a 94-year-old woman from Marion County who tested positive for Covid on Aug. 4 and died on Aug. 15 at Salem Hospital.
New Covid vaccines in Oregon: 4,025 new Covid vaccine doses administered on Aug. 17, including at least 2,711 first doses.
Source: Oregon Health Authority, Salem Health
Correction: This article initially listed the total number of both confirmed and suspected Covid patients in Region 2 hospitals, rather than only those had tested positive for Covid. We have updated the number for consistency with our other daily reports. Salem Reporter regrets the error.