CERT team volunteer Laura Hildebrandt holds out one of the donated masks during a mask collection event at Woodmansee Park on Thursday, April 16. (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 Wednesday, Sept. 8.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 257
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 64
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 100 as of Wednesday morning, a decrease of nine from Tuesday. Of those, 22 are in the intensive care unit, and 15 are on ventilators. Eighty-six of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.
Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 492 of 494 licensed beds in use
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 189, an increase of three from Tuesday. Of those, 39 are in the intensive care unit and 19 are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 100 of 105 staffed ICU beds and 687 of 706 non-ICU beds in use
New Covid deaths reported: 47 in Oregon.
OHA had not published counties of residents and demographic information for Wednesday’s deaths by 4 p.m.
The Oregon Health Authority reported deaths from Tuesday included three Marion County residents.
-A 72-year-old man who tested positive on Aug. 27 and died on Sept. 3 at Salem Hospital.
-A 78-year-old woman who tested positive on Aug. 21 and died on Sept. 1 at Salem Hospital.
-A 72-year-old woman who tested positive on Aug. 26 and died on Sept. 3 at Salem Hospital.
All three had underlying conditions. No deaths were reported for Polk County.
New Covid vaccines in Oregon: 4,194 new Covid vaccine doses administered on Sept. 7, including at least 2,201 first doses.
Source: Oregon Health Authority, Salem Health