A health care worker wheels out a gurney in the emergency room at Salem Hospital on Friday, Aug. 20, 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 Tuesday, Aug. 24.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 464, the highest one-day total since the pandemic began. The previous peaks were 361 cases, reported Aug. 17, and 359 cases, reported Dec. 27, 2020
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 45
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 94 as of Tuesday morning, an increase of six from Monday. Of those, 24 are in the intensive care unit, and 16 are on ventilators. Eighty-one of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.
Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 425 of 494 licensed beds in use
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 153, an increase of 10 from Monday. Of those, 41 are in the intensive care unit and 20 are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 88 of 97 staffed ICU beds and 656 of 702 non-ICU beds in use
New Covid deaths reported: 30 in Oregon, including four Marion County residents and no Polk County residents. The Marion County residents who died are:
-A 83-year-old man who tested positive on Aug. 15 and died on Aug. 21 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.
-A 61-year-old woman who tested positive on Aug. 12 and died on Aug. 21 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.
-An 87-year-old man who tested positive on Aug. 9 and died on Aug. 22 at Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center. He had underlying conditions.
-A 53-year-old man who tested positive on July 30 and died on Aug. 18 at his residence. He had underlying conditions.
New Covid vaccines in Oregon: 3,450 new Covid vaccine doses administered on Aug. 23, including at least 2,230 first doses
Source: Oregon Health Authority, Salem Health