A health care worker wheels out a gurney in the emergency room at Salem Hospital on Friday, Aug. 20, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
Salem Reporter is keeping you informed of the latest Covid numbers. Here’s our report for Thursday, Sept. 16.
New Covid cases reported in Marion County: 205
New Covid cases reported in Polk County: 42
Total Salem Hospital patients with Covid: 96 as of Thursday morning, an increase of seven from Wednesday. Of those, 21 are in the intensive care unit, and 10 are on ventilators.
Eighty-two of those in the hospital are not vaccinated against Covid.
Total Salem Hospital bed occupancy: 473of 494 licensed beds in use
Total people hospitalized with Covid in Region 2 (Marion, Polk, Yamhill, Linn, Benton, Lincoln counties): 175, an increase of 14 from Wednesday. Of those, 35 are in the intensive care unit and 15 are on ventilators.
Total Region 2 hospital bed occupancy: 91 of 95 staffed ICU beds and 709 of 724 non-ICU beds in use.
New Covid deaths reported: 11
None of Thursday's reported deaths included Marion or Polk County residents. Wednesday’s deaths included three Marion County deaths.
-A 47-year-old man who tested positive on Sept. 9 and died on Sept. 14 at Salem Hospital.
-A 95-year-old woman who tested positive on Aug. 30 and died on Sept. 8 at her residence.
-An 84-year-old woman who tested positive on Aug. 19 and died on Sept. 7 at her residence.
All had underlying conditions.
New Covid vaccines in Oregon: 3,643 new Covid vaccine doses administered on Sept. 15, including 1,887 first doses.
Source: Oregon Health Authority, Salem Health