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about 2 months ago

Data digest: Covid by the numbers for Sept. 2, 2021

Empty beds in the hallway of 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 Thursday, Sept. 2.  

New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 247

New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 28

Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 93 as of Thursday morning, an increase of one from Tuesday. Of those, 21 are in the intensive care unit, and 16 are on ventilators. Seventy-nine of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.

Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 476 of 494 licensed beds in use

Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 161, a decrease of three from Wednesday. Of those, 38 are in the intensive care unit and 19 are on ventilators.

Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 92 of 100 staffed ICU beds and 647 of 696 non-ICU beds in use

New Covid deaths reported: 27 in Oregon. The Oregon Health Authority reported deaths from Wednesday did not include any Marion or Polk county residents.

OHA had not published counties of residents and demographic information for Thursday’s deaths by 4:45 p.m.

New Covid vaccines in Oregon: 5,113 new Covid vaccine doses administered on Sept. 1, including at least 2,733 first doses. 

Source: Oregon Health Authority, Salem Health

-Rachel Alexander

about 2 months ago

Salem police will hold car seat clinic Sept. 10

The Salem Police Department is holding a clinic on Sept. 10 to educate parents, guardians, and caregivers on how to properly install a car seat and harness a child.

Participants should have the carrier seat and/or booster already installed in the vehicle, along with the manuals for the car seat and for their model vehicle, if available.

The free clinic runs from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Marion Parkade, 400 Marion St. N.E., on the first floor closest to the Union Street side of the building.

Police will also check the recall status of car seats. 

-Saphara Harrell

about 2 months ago

Bridgeway holds Run for Recovery on Sept. 25

Bridgeway's detox facility on Harold Drive on Thursday, Jan. 28. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

To bring awareness to mental illness and addiction, Bridgeway Recovery Services is holding its 8th annual Run for Recovery on Saturday, Sept. 25 in Riverfront Park.

“This past year has been full of isolation and uncertainty, so we know that people may need mental health support and substance use treatment more than they ever have. At the very least, we all want connection. Our Run for Recovery will do all of that: raise awareness about recovery from mental illness and addiction, reduce the stigma associated with these struggles, and give people an opportunity to safely gather again and reconnect,” the event page said.

There’s a 5K and 10K walk/run and a one-mile walk. The 10K begins at 9:30 a.m., the 5K begins at 10:00 a.m., and the one-mile walk begins at 10:10 a.m.

Registration costs range from $15 to $25 depending on the race.

Attendees can participate virtually if they prefer.

Teams of five or more people get a $5 discount for each person.

Anyone interested in volunteering can sign up through the registration site.

“This is an invitation to celebrate recovery not only from addiction, but also our community’s recovery from the Covid pandemic,” said Tim Murphy, CEO of Bridgeway Recovery Services, in a statement.  

Register online at www.bridgewayrecoverywalkrun.org.

-Saphara Harrell