Salem Hospital on Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
With Covid cases and hospitalizations climbing in Oregon, Salem Reporter is keeping you informed of the latest numbers. Here’s our report for Friday, Aug. 20.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 164
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 34
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 88 as of Friday morning, an increase of five from Thursday, and an all-time pandemic record. Of those, 20 are in the intensive care unit, and 15 are on ventilators. Seventy-eight of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.
Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 472 of 494 licensed beds in use
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 138, an increase of two from Thursday. Of those, 32 are in the intensive care unit and 16 are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 88 of 95 staffed ICU beds and 666 of 705 non-ICU beds in use
New Covid deaths reported: 19 in Oregon, no Marion County residents. A 96-year-old man from Polk County who tested positive for Covid on Aug. 1 died on Aug. 18 at Salem Hospital. Presence of underlying conditions is being confirmed.
New Covid vaccines in Oregon: 4,051 new Covid vaccine doses administered on Aug. 19, including at least 2,650 first doses
Source: Oregon Health Authority, Salem Health