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about 2 months ago

Data digest: Covid by the numbers for Aug. 30, 2021

Health care workers work in the intensive care unit 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 Monday, Aug. 30. 

Monday case and death totals also include numbers reported Saturday and Sunday and are typically higher than other weekdays.

New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 528

New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 49

Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 91 as of Monday morning, a decrease of three from Friday. Of those, 22 are in the intensive care unit, and 14 are on ventilators. Seventy-four of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.

Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 463 of 494 licensed beds in use

Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 164, a decrease of seven from Friday. Of those, 38 are in the intensive care unit and 18 are on ventilators.

Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 93 of 98 staffed ICU beds and 656 of 689 non-ICU beds in use

New Covid deaths reported: Forty in Oregon, including three Marion County residents. They are:

-A 73-year-old man who tested positive on Aug. 23 and died on Aug. 26 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

-A 35-year-old woman who tested positive on Aug. 11 and died on Aug. 27 at Salem Hospital. She had underlying conditions.

-A 59-year-old man who tested positive on July 24 and died on Aug. 28 at Salem Hospital. He had underlying conditions.

New Covid vaccines in Oregon: 1,269 new Covid vaccine doses administered on Aug. 29, including at least 761 first doses. Fewer vaccinations are typically reported on weekends.

Source: Oregon Health Authority, Salem Health

-Rachel Alexander

about 2 months ago

Daue House Gift Shop cuts hours

Jeanette George loads a hygiene kit into a drawstring bag at the Assistance League of Salem-Keizer on Monday, April 26, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

The Daue House Gift Shop, run by the Assistance League of Salem-Keizer, is scaling back its hours due to difficulty finding enough volunteers to run the shop.

Starting Wednesday, Sept. 1, the gift shop will be open from noon to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday, according to a news release. The shop is located at 1095 Saginaw St. S. and supports other Assistance League programs in the Salem area.

The shop previously opened at 10 a.m.

The Daue House's monthly Porch Sale clearance event will now operate the first Saturday of each month from noon to 3 p.m., the release said.

Consignments will continue to be accepted Mondays and Wednesdays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Consigners will sign up on a list by the shop's back door and will receive a call or text to come in one at a time to limit the number of people in the shop.

-Rachel Alexander

about 2 months ago

Marion County Sheriff's Office wants public's help solving homicide

The Marion County Sheriff's Office is looking for the person or people who fatally stabbed Travis Juetten and seriously injured Jamilyn Rebekah Juetten. (Courtesy/Marion County Sheriff's Office)

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office wants the public’s help solving an August homicide at a rural Marion County home by an unknown intruder.

On Aug. 13. deputies responded to a report of a stabbing at a home near the intersection of Northeast Howell Prairie Road and Northeast Hazelgreen Road, the Marion County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release.

Deputies arrived around 3 a.m. to find Travis Juetten, 26, and Jamilyn Rebekah Juetten, 24, with multiple stab wounds, the release said.

Travis Juetten was pronounced dead at the scene. Jamilyn Rebekah Juetten is recovering at the hospital, the sheriff’s office said.

The release said Travis Juetten confronted an unknown intruder in the couple’s home before they were stabbed.

Crime Stoppers of Oregon offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 cash for information, reported to Crime Stoppers, that leads to an arrest in any unsolved felony crime. Tipsters can remain anonymous.

Anyone wishing to submit a secure and anonymous tip regarding any unsolved felony crime should visit http://www.crimestoppersoforegon.com/ or visit the App Store and download P3 Tips for your smart phone or tablet. 

-Saphara Harrell

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